Tradition: Harmony & Colour is an exciting new exhibition by Mahrukh Bashir and Lucy Temple, currently on display at Cumberland Lodge until March 2017.

The exhibition is open to the public from 10.00am till 12.30pm on Saturday 17 December, and there will be three further open mornings on 7 January, 4 February and 25 February 2017.

There is no charge for admission and everyone is welcome. 

The collection features artwork inspired by the traditional techniques and patterns of Islamic art.

About the artists

Mahrukh Bashir grew up in Kenya and lived in Dubai before settling in London. She is fascinated by different cultures and traditions and her striking paintings serve as interpretative narratives, derived from her understanding of sacred texts, wisdom and poetry.

Mahrukh has studied under master artisans in manuscript illumination, calligraphy and miniature painting. Inspired by the beauty, colour and patterns of nature, she specialises in traditional Islamic arts and crafts.  

Lucy Temple grew up in southern Spain, the daughter of renowned icon dealer Sir Richard Temple. Her mother was an interior designer and mural painter. She produces highly detailed designs in jewel-like colours, drawing on her training in Islamic design and traditional skills such as Indian miniature painting, calligraphy, ceramic tiling, tapestry work and icon painting.

Taking traditional Islamic patterns as her starting point, Lucy works with geometric patterns where colour and shape are the key elements.

Both Lucy and Mahrukh are recent alumni of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. For more information about them, see our News & Media pages.

Find out more

The works in Tradition: Harmony & Colour are available to purchase and private viewings and further information can be requested from Emma Albery, our Friends, Alumni & Outreach Officer, on 01784 497790 or by emailing

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