An opportunity to reflect to the themes and ideas of Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
Join us for this informal afternoon with introductions to the current exhibition and displays.
Everyone is welcome to participate in a practical art workshop in the Clore Learning Studio, which will explore the nature of home and displacement, or to join a conversation to share personal stories and experiences.
FREE, all ages, come along
Homelands brings together ten artists concerned with belonging and displacement in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. This exhibition explores the instability of home, citizenship and nationality in a region marked by colonialism and its repercussions – including the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, and the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, as well as contemporary migration across South Asia.
Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance, and film, ‘Homelands’ tells stories of migration and resettlement as well as violent division and unexpected connections. The artists engage with intimate, political, and environmental histories, often contesting borders, finding common pasts and imagining new futures.
About Jim Ede and India
‘Jim Ede and India’ presents new discoveries from Kettle’s Yard and other national archives and collections, encompassing rare correspondence, photographs, art and non-art objects. In Ede’s own words, his service in the British Indian Army and travels across northern India between 1917–19 ‘reverberated’ throughout his life. This display traces these reverberations in his ties with the Indian cultural and political elite in 1930s London, his intimate friendships with TE Lawrence, William Congdon and other expatriates to India, and his lifelong curiosity for South Asian history, geography, politics, culture and religion.
The galleries and Education Wing are fully accessible. There is a ramp from the entrance area to the ground floor galleries. There is an accessible toilet located on the ground floor, just in front of the lift.