Duniya (The World of) is a community social enterprise based in Muret, just outside Toulouse in South West France. The group’s mission is to promote art, creativity and personal development through contemporary art exhibitions, workshops, science talks, cultural evenings, and a variety of events bringing people together to share and learn.
As part of their monthly international-themed events the group will be organising a Burns’ lunch on Sunday 28 January and I'm really excited to have been invited to exhibit a collection of 20 prints of my landscape photography from NW Sutherland.
The exhibition will open on Sunday 28 January and continue until Sunday 11 February and I'll be visiting Duniya in advance to prepare the exhibition and look forward to seeing the highlights of Muret.
What is Duniya?
Duniya is originally an Arabic word that has passed to many other Asian languages. It derives from the root word “dana” that means to bring near, so duniya is “what is brought near”, more colloquially “in the world of”. The group chose the word as it suggests the idea of sharing and learning – two essential principles of our group. The Panjabi version of this word (as seen in their logo) reflects the background of their co-founder and Chair.
The exhibition space at Duniya (The World of)