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Call for participants from British South Asian women aged between 18-30 to take part in a project with Lancashire based artist Azraa Motala.

Posted: 26th January 2021

Call for participants from British South Asian women aged between 18-30 to take part in a project with Lancashire based artist Azraa Motala.

Artist Azraa Motala is creating a new series of portraits exploring themes of identity, belonging, culture and heritage co-commissioned by British Textile Biennial 2021 and The Harris in Preston. Unapologetic will challenge the ongoing narrative of “otherness” and provide a platform for an overlooked community of young British South Asian women from Lancashire – too often invisible and unheard – to express how they want to be represented.

Azraa will be working on an exciting new project as part of the British Textile Biennial program which will be exhibited in October 2021, supported by the Harris Museum and Art gallery and The National Lottery Fund.  Azraa will be creating a number of exciting new works centred around the stories and multi-layered identities of Lancashire based British South Asian women. By agreeing to take part in the project you are happy to have your portrait photographed, painted and displayed large scale across buildings in the Lancashire area.

If this sounds like something you might want to get involved with, please email Azraa with a short statement outlining why you’d like to be considered. Please include a brief introduction of yourself and a few sentences about what identity and culture means to you.

Submissions will close on Weds 10th February

Please submit all interest and enquiries to azraamot@gmail.com

 

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