Ishtiaq Hussain


I am Ishtiaq Hussain, from the Black Country, West Midlands. I am a Visual Vernacular artist and a British Sign Language teacher in the West Midlands. I am very passionate about BSL and love meeting and socialising with Deaf people.

I attended Wolverhampton University to study Deaf Studies and Drama. I am currently working with Creative Black Country initiating a successful Spirit of 2012 project developing creative workshops for the Deaf community.

Covid-19 Visual Vernacular by Ishtiaq Hussain

DadaFest International Commission Permission to Speak

Ishtiaq participating artist in Deaf Explorer Commission, Permission to Speak. The video work interrogates the authority and power of translation, revealing that interpretation can not match the rich visual language of the artists.

Visual Vernacular by Ishtiaq Hussain

Winter Wildlife Solstice by Ishtiaq Hussain.

Winter Wildlife Solstice by Ishtiaq Hussain.

Commissioned by China Plate and Deaf Explorer as part of It Gets Lighter From Here.

It Gets Lighter From Here was a Midlands wide initiative that took place on 21st December 2020.

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For a full list of artists and organisations who took part, please visit: culturecentral.co.uk/IGLFH

Ishtiaq Hussain webinar Square Eye Festival 2020