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Kotha and Kantha

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The project Kotha and Kantha ran from May to July 2016 and was  supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It brought together a group of local Bangladeshi women and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust in Manchester Central Library. My role was to develop stitched-based responses related to the women’s lives, whilst writer Dipali Das explored oral histories to create a series of written and spoken narratives. Our project compliments the bigger HLF project to acknowledge the death thirty years ago of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah.

A display including one or two of the printed fabric portraits, the embroideries, and the photographs will be at Longsight Library 17th Feb – 8 March, then a display goes to Accrington Library from 10th March to 5 April. Next it may possibly go to Apna Arts or Didsbury Library  and then the fabric portraits will all be on show at Manchester Museum while MMU exhibits the embroideries only (plus information) between May and August.

 

 

Published: 8th July 2016
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