Art on site

My Granddad's Car

Part of Alchemy

My Granddad’s Car is the culmination of an ongoing project between two artists, Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri.

Exploring notions of migration and heritage, as seen through their relationships with two cars inherited from their respective late grandfathers in Pakistan and Nigeria, this is an exhibition telling their story through photographs, films and objects.

Facing bureaucracy and corruption, both artists were initially unable to transport their grandad’s car home to the UK. The challenges they faced on their journeys have become a snapshot of those undertaken by their families and more universal migrant experiences across the globe

Funded by Arts Council England, in partnership with New Art Exchange, Nottingham and The University of Greenwich.

Dates & times

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Central Bar Foyer, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall



before & after

Exterior view of Strada at the Southbank Centre
Contemporary Italian restaurant serving fresh dishes using the finest seasonal produce
View of the Riverside Terrace Cafe at the Southbank Centre
Serves delicious, fresh food in an informal setting with great views of the Thames