Indian folk art at Embrace Arts
The University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts, has a new exhibition of folk and tribal art from India.
Among the items on display are examples of Madhubani or Mithila art: colourful, non-perspective paintings which are traditionally created by unmarried young women in the Mithila region of Bihar state in the north-east of the country. There is also artwork from the Gondi, Warli and Patua people.
'An(other) Story: Folk and Tribal Arts in India' opened last Friday and runs until Friday 30 September 2011. Embrace Arts is open 10.00am-6.00pm, Monday to Friday and entry is free.
The exhibition was originally curated by David Schischka Thomas and Saleem Arif Quadri MBE for an exhibition at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham in 2009.