Following a succesful premier in Chandigarh, Girl Gaze: Journeys through the Punjab and the Black Country, heads to Jalandhar for its next exhibition.
The Black Country boasts one of the largest Punjabi diasporas outside of India and since their arrival in the 1940s they have created a unique identity in the area, redefining the cultural, economic and social landscape. Jalandhar is one of the key areas in the Punjab that the communities originally hail with many still having strong connections and family in the area. It is also where our photographers spent time to take portraits and hear stories from many of the women involved in the exhibition.
Bringing together newly-commissioned work by four women artists: Jocelyn Allen (UK), Jennifer Pattison (UK), Andrea Fernandes (India) and Uzma Mohsin (India), the exhibition explores diverse themes regarding gender, identity, patriarchy, tradition, culture, memory, place, belonging and difference that shape the lives of women in both countries.
Below are some images from the launch event in Chandigarh earlier in March.
GIRL GAZE: Journeys Through the Punjab & The Black Country, 23rd-27th March, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar.