here to stay

Commissioned in March 2018, portrait series Here To Stay has been touring between venues across London and the Midlands since August 2018.

Originally intended to be exhibited at Sandwell Hospital’s Education Centre throughout October 2018, the series remains on permanent display.

The current iteration is accessible to the public 9am - 5pm at St. Pancras Hospital, central London: NW1 0PE.

The exhibition will be available to tour elsewhere from January 2020, so please get in touch if you or an organisation you work with would like to discuss way to support the continuation of this urgent and heartfelt project.


'West Indies to West Midlands' (October 2013 – January 2015)
The beginnings of my work with the Windrush Generation: a self-initiated documentary portraiture series of West Indian war veterans who fought for the British military and now reside across north Birmingham. The public exhibition was comprised of contemporary portraits juxtaposed with the veteran's own archival photographs.


'Dalal Archive' film screening and installation created as part of a three day festival co-produced with mac Birmingham over 6 months 2013-2014.

'Dalal Archive' film screening and installation created as part of a three day festival co-produced with mac Birmingham over 6 months 2013-2014.


Visuals: personal archive of photographs from an album dated 1958-70, given to the director by her Grandmother.

Audio: excerpts from a conversation with the director's father about the German-Parsi element of her ancestry and anecdotal family history.

Duration: 6 minutes 28 seconds

Pop Up Portrait Studio  was the most popular intervention of  The Loft's  six month residency; engaging with hundreds of passers by and inviting them inside to be photographed (June 2014 & 2015)  Inspired by Handworth Self Portrait (1979)

Pop Up Portrait Studio was the most popular intervention of The Loft's six month residency; engaging with hundreds of passers by and inviting them inside to be photographed (June 2014 & 2015)

Inspired by Handworth Self Portrait (1979)