Maha Ahmed: Where Worlds Meet

Maha Ahmed,Leighton House Museum

Leighton House presents a new exhibition of works by Maha Ahmed in the Tavolozza Drawings Gallery.

Ahmed’s work takes inspiration from traditional Persian and Mughal manuscripts and classical Japanese painting, creating imaginary worlds and fantastical creatures that draw from her experiences. This fusion of different cultural traditions and art forms reflects the interiors and collections of Leighton House, making the museum uniquely placed to host an exhibition of Ahmed’s work.

Alongside existing work, a newly commissioned piece inspired by Leighton House and its rich interiors will be on display.  The exhibition also features the museum’s first immersive AR (augmented reality) experience, with artworks brought to life through digital animation.

The exhibition will be the first contemporary show in the newly designed drawings gallery in the museum’s modern wing – and to mark the occasion, Ahmed will paint mini murals of her fantastical creatures on the gallery walls, inviting visitors to step into her world.


Duration 21 October 2023 - 03 March 2024
Times Wednesday to Monday 10am-5:30pm
Cost Free
Venue Leighton House Museum
Address 12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ
Contact 4402076023316 / /