Chai and the City – Exhibition at Pickfords House

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Date(s) - 29/09/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Pickfords House

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Exhibition Launch

On Friday 29th September we celebrated a successful launch Chai and the City at Pickford’s House Museum. We were delighted to be joined by the diverse local artistic community of Derby. The exhibition celebrates India’s influence on Britain through the popularity of tea drinking, and the rituals and heritage that accompany its production and consumption.

The exhibition is the culmination of ceramic work, produced during a 3-week residency at Artcore for 5 British artists, and Artists’ Books, from 11 Indian artists, professionally selected by curator Sandhya Gajjar.

The British artists Carla Lavin, Holly Kemp, Jane Smith, Myria Bandi and Ranjena Gohil have explored and investigated the notion of tea and how ceramics played an important role in the tradition of tea-drinking popular all over Britain and India.

The 11 Indian Artists have focused on the personal and public narratives of tea, and have explored the rich tradition of artists’ books creating painted and printed artworks, recounting stories of tea production and consumption – Dharitri Boro, Debraj Goswami, Prantik Chattopadhyay, Kanika Shah, Thaker Kruti, Roshan Chhabria, Rajat Gajjar, Neha Lavingia, Soumen Das, Urmila Shastry, Akshata Naik, and Prithviraj Mali.

We also launched British Architects in Baroda – a photographic documentation by eminent photographer Rahul Gajjar of the fabulous built heritage in the Indo-Saracenic tradition that inhabit the 500-year old city of Vadodara in Western India. These monumental buildings designed and built by several British architects in the 19th and 20th centuries give the city its identity and cultural eminence. This exhibition is a rare documentation of true grit, determination and courage of young British architects, working in challenging conditions to create monuments that have survived for more than a century.

Many thanks to all at Pickford’s House Museum and Derby Museums for their hard work.

The works are for sale by silent auction. Please email coordinator@artcoreuk.com for more information

Artcore are proud to invite you to the launch of the Chai and the City exhibitions at Pickford’s House Museum on Friday 29th September from 5.30pm.

The show continues from October 3 to November 18, 2017.

Britain celebrates 70 years of India’s Independence!

Chai and the City comprises of two art exhibitions, both celebrate the reciprocal influences that India and Britain had over each other over the period of their colonial history.

The Chai exhibition celebrates India’s influence on Britain through the popularity of tea drinking, and the rituals and heritage that accompany its production and consumption.  Displayed alongside it, the British Architects in Baroda exhibition celebrates the influence of British architecture in the Indian city of Vadodara.

Chai is an international exhibition featuring the work of British and Indian artists. The exhibition is the culmination of ceramic work, produced during a 3-week residency at Artcore for 5 British artists, and Artists’ Books, from 12 Indian artists, professionally selected by curator Sandhya Gajjar.

The 5 British artists have explored and investigated the notion of tea and how ceramics played an important role in the tradition of tea-drinking popular all over Britain and India.

– Myria Bandi, Ranjena Gohil, Holly Kemp, Carla Lavin, and Jane Smith

The 12 Indian Artists have focussed on the personal and public narratives of tea, and have explored the rich tradition of artists’ books creating painted and printed artworks, recounting stories of tea production and consumption

– Dharitri Boro, Debraj Goswami, Prantik Chattopadhyay, Kanika Shah, Kruti Thaker, Roshan Chhabria, Rajat Gajjar, Neha Lavingia, Soumen Das, Urmila Shastry, Akshata Naik, and through a 6-cup ceramic set by Prithviraj Mali.

British Architects in Baroda is a photographic documentation by eminent photographer Rahul Gajjar of the fabulous built heritage in the Indo-Saracenic tradition that inhabit the 500-year old city of Vadodara in Western India. These monumental buildings designed and built by several British architects in the 19th and 20th centuries give the city its identity and cultural eminence. This exhibition is a rare documentation of true grit, determination and courage of young British architects, working in challenging conditions to create monuments that have survived for more than a century.

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