Dreaming of your holidays? Get a taste for travel this summer at the Harley Gallery, near Cuckney, where from 18th June to 7th August, the Gallery there will be a trio of exhibitions with an Asian flavour.
Making Sense: Sensing Place is inspired by five artists’ visits between the UK, Bangladesh and India. Metal work, paper, textiles, fine art and rickshaw paintings will tell the story of the artists’ exchange visits; of their travels between each other’s countryside and cities, culture and landscape, in this joint project from the V&A Museum of Childhood and The Harley Gallery.
This exhibition will be accompanied by India’s Golden Triangle - a photofilm of Indian life from a tourist perspective by Nottingham based artist Mervyn Mitchell. This exhibition shows photographs that Mervyn took as he travelled around India by taxi. He photographed the hustle and bustle of day to day Indian life, such as women balanced on the back of speeding motorbikes and cows being reverently walked down the road, from inside his taxi cocoon.
This summer’s exhibtions not only give visitors the chance to see the artwork, but also to take home a souvenir. Artworks by nine acclaimed craftspeople, tribal and folk artists from India will be for sale in WallWorks. Money raised will support artists programmes at Arts Reverie in Ahmedabad, cultural exchanges and trade between the UK and India.
Making Sense: Sensing Place, India’s Golden Triangle and WallWorks are on show until 7th August. The Harley Gallery is on the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop, is free to enter and also has free parking.