Cambridge Islamic Art was founded in 2011 by a small team of dedicated volunteers to help raise funds and awareness of the proposed purpose built eco-mosque in Cambridge, UK.
Late 2011, the team reached out to several eminent Islamic artists around the world asking for donations of their artwork that could be sold to fundraise for this groundbreaking project. This led to the launch of Cambridge Islamic Art’s first international online sale in 2015, featuring 24 pieces of artwork from some of the world’s most prestigious practitioners of Islamic calligraphy, woodwork, ceramics, illumination, glassware and stone carving. The artists included grand master Hasan Çelebi (Turkey), Fuad Kouichi Honda (Japan), Haji Noor Deen (China), Raeda Ashour (Saudi Arabia), Nuria Garcia Masip (Spain), Rasheed Butt (Pakistan) and Ayesha Gamiet (UK) to name a few.
The sale was warmly received, with visitors and purchases from countries across the globe, including Australia, Canada, Japan, the Middle East, Singapore, UK and the US. In total, over £25,000 was raised, all of which directly benefited the Cambridge Mosque Project.
Cambridge Islamic Art is now building on the success of its first international online platform to showcase more beautiful artwork in a second sale.
Sale Period: 15th October to 15th December 2017
All proceeds go to the Cambridge Mosque Project.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the artists who have generously donated their artwork, and to those who have continually supported the project.
The Cambridge Mosque Project
The proposed Cambridge mosque aims to be Europe’s first eco-friendly mosque by incorporating specialised design features to minimise carbon emissions. Additionally, the project’s award-winning London Eye architect, Marks Barfield Architects, are working closely with world renowned sacred geometer, Keith Critchlow from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, to include architectural elements from both traditional Islamic architecture as well as the surrounding city of Cambridge in the design.
The mosque will accommodate a congregation of 1,000 worshippers, as well as state of the art teaching areas, meeting rooms, a morgue, a café and an Islamic garden designed by Emma Amina Clark.
Phase one, included the construction of the ramp and basement carpark which has recently been completed and the project is on track to be finally completed by the end of 2018.
Come celebrate with us the imminent establishment of this landmark institution.