The Mosaic Rooms

The Mosaic Rooms Gallery, London

The Mosaic Rooms are an art gallery and bookshop in West London showcasing contemporary culture from and connected to the Arab World.

Our varied programme includes art and design exhibitions, film screenings, literary events, talks, performances and supper clubs. We work in partnership with leading cultural institutions and are proud to have been a part of London wide festivals such as Shubbak, Nour, London Design Festival and more. Admission to all of our exhibitions is FREE, as are most of our events. See what's coming up here:

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The Mosaic Rooms Bookshop stocks celebrated and new writers from the Arab World, art books, and films, in both English and Arabic. Pop in during your visit or browse and buy titles online here:

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Opening hours

Opening Times: Our exhibitions are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Admission charges

All of our exhibitions and many of our events are FREE.

Getting there

We are located on the junction of Earls Court Road and Cromwell Road, just 5 minutes walk from Earl's Court station (Earls Court Road exit). Plan your visit here:

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bashar Khalaf

Suspended Accounts - Young Artist of the Year Award 2014

  • 15 January — 27 February 2016 *on now

The biennial Young Artist of the Year Award - organised by the Ramallah-based A.M. Qattan Foundation - has been running since 2000, and has acted as a springboard for now increasingly well-known Palestinian artists. Its UK showcase, Suspended Accounts, curated by Viviana Checchia, includes work by Bashar Khalaf (First Prize winner), Noor Abu Arafeh (Second Prize), Noor Abed and Farah Saleh (joint Third Prize), Hamody Gannam and Iman Al Sayed.

Exhibited works are diverse in media, spanning film, performance and painting, but unified through a shared theme of ‘Suspended Accounts.’ They explore ideas around invisible narratives, self-historicisation and imagination. Scattered globally, the YAYA14 artists examine aspects of Palestinian history, identity and politics from the perspective of a younger generation of artists who have experienced it from different locales.

YAYA14 has been envisioned by the curator as a long-term project. It grew from an intensive process in which the curator and the artists connected, learnt, critiqued and developed their work over time. The exhibition is accompanied by a free programme of related events including talks, exhibition tours and workshops.

Exhibition Private View: Thurs 14 Jan, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

FREE Curator’s Exhibition Tour: Sat 16 Jan, 12:00pm.

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Suitable for

  • Any age




Gaza As Metaphor

Book Launch: Gaza as Metaphor

  • 17 February 2016 7-8:30pm

Edited by Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar the publication offers perspectives from residents and observers, these essays touch on life and survival, the making of the Gaza Strip and its increasing isolation, the discursive and visual tools that have often obscured the real Gaza, and explore what Gaza contributes to our understanding of exception, inequality, dispossession, bio-politics, necro-power and other terms which we rely on to make sense of our world. The contributors reveal the manner of Gaza’s historical and spatial creation, to show that Gaza is more than simply a metaphor for far-away humanitarian disaster, or a location of incomprehensible violence — it is above all an inseparable part of Palestine’s past, present, and future, and of the condition of dispossession.

Editors Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar will be in conversation with contributor Ilan Pappé offering a unique multi-perspective take on the real and symbolic significance of this war-torn exclave — cultural and emotional as well as political.




Salah El Brogy

Contemporary Dance Performance: The Moment

  • 25 February 2016 7:30-9pm

It is an exploration of part of Salah’s own personal spiritual journey, exploring the state of mind in being able to understand beyond the obvious, in being able to interpret meaning beyond the everyday both physically and mentally. Salah aims to share The Moment in order to create an interactive environment with the audience, whilst also engaging with the artworks in the exhibition space.

Dancer, performer and choreographer Salah El Brogy is a graduate of the Cairo Opera House Contemporary Dance Theatre School, where he trained in dance, acting, singing, theatre and music. He started his life with martial arts/kung fu then went on to do hip hop/street dance, ballet, folklore, Latin, jazz, contemporary and capoeira. He choreographed his first production in 2007 entitled Incidents Change but the Meaning is One. In 2008, the French Cultural Institute in Cairo (now French Institute) awarded him the Best Dancer Award for his part in The Newspaper and the following year, he choreographed, performed and toured his solo Adrenalin in Lebanon, UK, France and Egypt. He was lead dancer for Akram Khan Company’s critically-acclaimed ensemble Vertical Road, before setting up his own (Salah El Brogy Company) in 2013 and has been nominated for Dance London’s 2015 Emerging Choreographer Award.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Salah El Brogy.




Getting there

We are located on the junction of Earls Court Road and Cromwell Road, just 5 minutes walk from Earl's Court station (Earls Court Road exit). Plan your visit here:

The Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
Greater London




020 7370 9990

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