Art exhibit in the Charles Wilson building

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 29, 2016 03:53 PM |
You may have noticed the artwork in the Charles Wilson Building next to the new Student Services Centre and wondered what it was about. Well wonder no more.

Kajal Nisha Patel is Leverhulme Artist in Residence in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester. As part of her project, she has been developing research and artwork on British South Asian women’s working and domestic lives. Her project focuses on women who arrived from the Indian subcontinent during the late 1960s/70s and have spent the majority of their working lives in Britain.

As part of her residency, Kajal has worked with more than 100 individuals, in various venues and with numerous different community groups. The purpose of this social engagement was for members of the community to contribute towards the production of a collaborative artwork, to be exhibited at the University of Leicester.

This intergenerational, cross-cultural project transcends boundaries of language, age, race, faith and gender. The resulting work reflects unique identities as they move collectively towards a common goal. The installation, which can be seen in the Student Services Centre, Charles Wilson building, symbolises the integrity of manual labour and the working class struggle towards freedom.

You can also learn more about this project at: www.kajalpatel.org

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