9th February 2007 at 00:00
An exhibition which shows how geometry can be used to create beautiful works of art opened this week at the St Andrews Museum in St Andrews and runs until March 7.

The Beauty of Abstraction features the paintings of Zarah Hussain, an English artist who is fascinated by complex geometry and pattern making. A practising Muslim, she says she was able to rediscover her artistic and cultural heritage while studying at the Prince's Foun-dation in London, which offers the only graduate course in the world on visual Islamic and traditional arts. This is a first Scottish show for the artist who will lead two workshops for children aged 8-12.

Diana Sykes, the director of Fife Contemporary Art and Craft who brought the show from Bradford, says: "Zarah's work is bright and colourful and the sort of thing to cheer you up at this time of year. The exhibition also features a kaleidoscopic-style light installation with sound."

Gavin Grant, museum curator, said: "Schools will also get to see History of Toys and our new permanent history exhibition, The St Andrews A-Z."

T 01334 412690. l www.zarahhussain.co.uk Download Geometry through Islamic design worksheets at www.mylearning.org

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