The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, on Saturday 4 Oct 2014 at 3:00 pm.

Art of Islamic Pattern co-founder and Senior Tutor Richard Henry will be giving at public lecture at the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, near Russell Square, Bloomsbury.

“In this talk artist geometer Richard Henry will explore the symbolism of geometric forms, the visual hierarchy within Islamic art and the underlying language of symmetry hidden beneath surface patterns. Richard will also show examples of his own work, in addition to photographs from his extensive studies across the Islamic world.

Richard Henry is an artist and teacher with a specialism in Islamic geometric pattern. He works in painting, print and tile-mosaic and is interested in traditional methods (using compass and straight edge) of pattern construction for artists and craftspeople. He has carried out research in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Iran and has developed a number of courses for the British Museum’s World Arts and Artefacts program. He teaches internationally.”

The lecture is free, but places need to be reserved by contacting the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators – email:

Course Details

LocationThe Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT,
TimeSaturday 4 Oct 2014 at 3:00 pm.
Entry FeeFree