The South Asia focused exhibitions at the Manchester Art Gallery from September 2017 onwards coincide with the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence from British colonial rule, and the partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and East and West Pakistan. The events are part of the New North and South in Manchester, which is:
‘A new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia announced a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent. The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme,will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.’
Here, I share some photographs that I took when I visited Manchester Art Gallery on Saturday, 30th September 2017.