Forthcoming Exhibitions

Jawaharlal Nehru sitting for Clara Quien

Representing Partition: India and Pakistan

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, Representing Partition: India and Pakistan comprises an exhibition and series of events at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge in 2017. 

Falling in the 70th year since India and Pakistan were rendered independent nation states, the series will explore the visual character of this moment, and understand how visual culture was used to facilitate, and articulate this transformation for global audiences.

The show offers an original contribution to understanding the visual significance of Partition and includes sketches made at the precise moment of the hand-over in 1947, photojournalism and illustrated adverts. Bringing together loans from the Imperial War Museum, London Library, Royal Academy, Centre of South Asian Studies and Royal Asiatic Society for the first time, the exhibition is an opportunity to experience the political use of representation during this challenging process. In parallel an exhibition of the work of contemporary Kashmiri artist Prashast Kachru examines the impact of this critical moment.

Opening Tuesday 10 October with viewing from 5pm, and panel discussion on the visual legacy of Partition, including Dr Sona Datta (formerly Peabody Museum), 6-7pm, Lee Hall, Wolfson College.

Taste of India Weekend Art and Craft Workshops 
Using spices and foods from the region, this is an art education programme in collaboration with NNedPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge.

The workshops, which will take place on Saturdays in October, will be suitable for 8- to 12-year olds.
Further details and how to book will be added here nearer the time.

Photo: Jawaharlal Nehru sitting for Clara Quien