Date – Monday 19 July – Sunday 25 July
Venue: Festival Hub and Huddersfield town centre
Ticket price: free
Age guidance: all ages
Follow our Art Trail of work by talented local artists and photographers, starting at our Festival Hub and looping through Huddersfield town centre. Curated by Hardeep Singh Sahota. The artists and venues taking part are:
Sara Rizvi – Melodies of Joy Art Exhibition
Festival Hub, Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk
Magical and splendid is the richness of Pakistani culture. It brings out joyous melodies perfectly laid out in the musical instruments and amazing handicrafts that embellishes each region. This inspired me to capture the glorious treasures spread across the country on paper, through water colours and pencil sketching. The rhythm flows throughout the calendar by colours and regions, moving from Sindh in the South to Gilgit and Hunza up North, in accordance to their seasons.
Sab Bodhi Kohli – Between Panjab and Rajasthan, India
Huddersfield Library, Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk
My work reflects my attempt to bridge a gap between art and documentary photography. In the images, I explore daily life. My journey took me across Northern India. I chose to shoot on slide film because of the format’s ability to capture in high contrast and colour. The small selection of photographers make up a much larger collection. The work has never been exhibited, until now. All photographs copyright Sab Bodhi Kohli
Café Nero, 1-3 King Street HD1 2QD
Miss Simi Suman has studied art for 7 years throughout her education and has completed her A Level Art, this year, at Greenhead College. Whilst at High School, she was fascinated with the South Asian culture from her recent trip to India and began to develop her love of ancient Indian art ever since. Simi began to progress her art work, studying her own Indian cultural heritage roots in depth and discovered her passion for modernising historical art. Simi has created a new style of art which embraces both aspect of traditional and modern art. Since finishing her college, Simi has exhibited at the Lawrence Batley Theatre and is currently commissioned with projects from Kirklees BAME South Asian Heritage Month 2021 events and Sangam Festival 2021.
Roshni Kaur aka ‘Roshasart’
Café Society, 15 Byram Street HD1 1DR
Art is expression. My best artwork comes from the heart; I think emotion influences art so much. For this reason, I love creating different art. Sometimes watercolour, sometimes ink, sometimes realistic paintings. As art appeals to an unlimited audience, it’s a perfect way for me to raise awareness. Hence, my artwork ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘Spread Love not Hate’. Being a Sikh woman of Punjabi heritage, I enjoy incorporating my culture and way of life into my artwork to embrace and show my origins. My vibrant ‘Indian Women’ pieces are me trying to express my identity visually. In Sikhi, “Chardi Kala” means to be in a mental state of high spirits and positivity. With mental health being an important, yet taboo, subject, artwork allows me to be in Chardi Kala, and I can only hope that my artwork brings the same emotion, happiness and help to other people. Instagram and Tiktok: @roshasart_
Waterstones – Kingsgate Shopping Centre
Zara is a local artist whose work spans a variety of styles and genres. From simplistic and lively children’s illustrations that inspire young minds, to elaborate and decadent works of pinup and fine arts for a more mature audience, Zara utilises her skills as an effective illustrator within the art industry.
Website: www.BunnyBrush.com Portfolio: https://www.behance.net/bunnybrush