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1 June 2024
2pm - 4pm
Free

Events

Orleans House Gallery

Ocean Mother Artist Talk with Guest Speakers Remi Rana Allen and Malinda Kaur

<p>Artist Saroj Patel in her exhibition Ocean Mother. Image credit: Sarah Catterall   </p>

Artist Saroj Patel in her exhibition Ocean Mother. Image credit: Sarah Catterall   

1 June 2024
2pm - 4pm
Free

Events

Orleans House Gallery

Join artist Saroj Patel on Saturday 1 June at 2pm for an artist talk about her current exhibition Ocean Mother. The artist will be in conversation with her sister Harsha Burton, and they will discuss the significance of uncovering the untold stories and rich experiences of South Asian mothers. They will explore how histories, traditions, and culture shape the identities of these women and share insights from the intimate conversations that were had with the South Asian mothers.  

Artists Remi Rana Allen and Malinda Kaur, who participated in Saroj’s research for Ocean Mother will join the conversation to discuss how their practice is linked to personal experiences of being South Asian.  

 

Book your free tickets to the artist talk.

  

About the exhibition 

Ocean Mother explores the stories of South Asian mothers who break boundaries and craft new narratives for South Asian women. The enduring power of their maternal stories resonate across generations, weaving into the fabric of our shared human experience. 

 

About Saroj Patel 

Saroj Patel’s work explores the contrasting and sometimes conflicting identities of a British Indian artist. Her sculptures are a celebration of Indian culture and community. They are also a way for the artist to address her own relationship with her upbringing. 

 

About Remi Rana Allen  

Remi Rana Allen is an artist who investigates the construction of British Indian female identity and ‘the maternal’ as informed by her personal experience. This is specified by being a British-born Indian woman whose body maps her identity, its perception and reception by appearance. Her contemporary art practice aims to represent the complexities of race, gender inequalities, sexuality, migration and cultural assimilation 

  

About Malinda Kaur  

Malinda Kaur is a British Sikh filmmaker from Bradford, whose work centres around diverse stories that rarely get told. She has made several BAFTA accredited short films focusing on the complexity and emotional strain on today’s South Asian women in modern Britain. Malinda looks at ancestral baggage, tradition and culture and the struggle to change when it is embedded and entwined within history. Her most recent short F.O.G (starring Kiran Sonia Sawar & Adeel Akhtar) is a BBC Film funded project that looks at a nuanced portrayal of a South Asian mother-daughter relationship. It draws upon a mother’s expectations of a dutiful daughter and explores family obligation and associated guilt that comes with it. It won best Yorkshire Short at Leeds Film Festival 2023 and will be screening at more festivals throughout 2024. 

 

Ocean Mother is part of our 2023-2024 Emerging Artists Programme.