Artist Talk: Charity Hamidullah

On Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. join Charity Hamidullah at Spruill Gallery for an Artist Talk, when you’ll hear about her life as an artist and about creating “Big Hug.” This mural is the latest in Spruill’s AMPLIFY public art series and is displayed now on the Spruill Gallery grounds. This is a FREE event.

And while you’re there, take in the last few days of Facing Y’all: Inclusion Through the Lens. This photographic exhibition was named by Elephant Magazine as a top 10 pick to see during October’s Atlanta Art Week.

The Artist Talk and exhibition are free and open to the public.

About Big Hug

Big Hug by artist Charity Hamidullah honors the safety, connection and intimacy of a really good group hug. Around this embrace is carried the line of connection. One will see suggested symbols of peace, love and empowerment. This line represents each one of the subjects coming together on their path and the importance of that moment in time.

Meet Charity Hamidullah, AMPLIFY Artist

Charity Hamidullah

Artist Bio:

Charity Hamidullah is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been living and creating in Atlanta, Georgia since 2011. She is a current fellow of The Creatives Project (2023-2024). Her work began as a tattoo artist where she assisted in helping clients honor their identity through body adornment. Her admiration for her community soon transformed her canvas with hopes to inspire and uplift more individuals.

Hamidullah utilizes color, figurative and environmental elements to illustrate stories of identity, empowerment, and growth while uniting spaces with the love language of art.


In 2020, Spruill Gallery introduced AMPLIFY, an annual creative placemaking project on the Spruill Gallery grounds meant to engage the community through vibrant public art installations and to support working artists and the art economy.  AMPLIFY has become a symbol of artistic excellence, a testament to the fusion of art, culture and community and a beloved Dunwoody landmark.

Each year, an artist’s mural design is selected from a vast pool of entries from a nationwide call. The AMPLIFY selection committee reviews this wealth of artist submissions and from this impressive pool, three finalists emerge.

This year, artists Katherine Burke, Charity Hamidullah and Dorothy Reavis were named finalists. In early September, the selection committee announced Charity Hamidullah to be the winning artist.

Big Hug appears on the side of the iconic Spruill Smoke House, at the Spruill Gallery property at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, Georgia. This strategic location in the bustling commercial hub of the Perimeter business district ensures that the mural will be a prominent fixture in the city’s landscape.

Questions?  Contact Spruill Gallery Director, Shannon Morris at