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Hamara Ghar / Amar Ghor: Weaving Workshop by Nilupa Yasmin

Hamara Ghar / Amar Ghor: Weaving Workshop by Nilupa Yasmin
Saturday 15th July
To celebrate the opening of the Balsall Heath’s Living Room, join us at of our exhibition Hamara Ghar / Amar Ghor
With  a performance by Ayan Aden followed up by a weaving workshop facilitated by Nilupa Yasmin

Hamara Ghar / Amar Ghor which translates to ‘Our Home’ in Hindi / Urdu / Sylheti is a living room installation inspired by and paying tribute to the local neighbourhood of Balsall Heath. This installation will feature artwork by local artist Nilupa Yasmin which she produced as part of an RND project she undertook with Ort Gallery in 2020 called, ‘Say Something In Your Language’ exploring gratitude and honouring her mother tongue, Bangla. The installation will also feature poetry by local spoken word artist, Ayan Aden who has been commissioned to produce a poem commemorating her neighbourhood of Balsall Heath.

Workshop Description
Inspired by the intercultural prints and patterns of her neighbourhood, heritage and upbringing, Nilupa is interested in using weaving as an art form and examining the utilitarian nature behind its history which marries into the many clothing / fabric stores present on Stratford Road today. Using the prints as featured in the Hamara Ghar / Amar Ghor installation, Nilupa will be facilitating a drop-in paper weaving workshop between 12:30 and 14:30.

About Ort Gallery
Ort Gallery is a visual arts and poetry organisation based in Birmingham. They are on a social mission to redefine contemporary visual arts by rejecting the sectors exclusivity, centring access and equity, and providing inclusive high quality art experiences. They support this mission with a care-centred approach known as Warmth.

Ort Gallery
Instagram and Twitter: @OrtGallery

About Nilupa Yasmin
Nilupa Yasmin is an award-winning artist and educator with a primarily lens-based practice. She explores the principles of art and craft and the expanded materiality within photography. She is interested in the notion of culture, self-identity, and anthropology. Whilst investigating ideals and traditions that are close to home, she repeatedly draws upon her own identity through gender, religion and her British Bangladeshi culture and heritage. Yasmim’s work is included in many permanent and private collections including Government Art Collection, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Museums Collection. She is Lecturer in Photography at Coventry University and recently completed her MA in Photography Arts at University of Westminster. Nilupa is a studio holder at Grand Union, Birmingham.

Instagram: @nilupayasmin

About Ayan Aden
Ayan Moaden is an International award-winning spoken word artist avid community activist. She is often seen on stage showcasing her spoken word art centred on empowerment. Notable performances include opening TedxTalks, Beatfreeks Youth Trends, headlining at Hayati and performing in front of Regional and national stakeholders. Her works have also been published and saw her as the winner of the international EU Silisiladda Nabadda.

#Instagram: @ayanmoaden

Balsall Heath’s Living Room is part of the Diving In Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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