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Bangles For All

From our previous announcement of financing a Bursary on the amazing ReFramed platform, we were delighted to of selected from a really inspiring pool of artists, Nilupa Yasmin.

Nilupa is an Artist and Educator working primarily lens based. Yasmin takes a keen interest in the notion of culture, self-identity and anthropology.

Combined with her love for handcraft and the materiality in photographic explorations, she repeatedly draws upon her own South Asian culture and heritage. Her research examines the principles of craft in art-based practice; becoming an evident methodology shown throughout her work whilst investigating ideals and traditions that are very close to home.

She continually drawing upon what it means to be a British Bangladeshi Muslim Woman, she aims to create a space of representation for the underrepresented, through her photographic practice.

Nilupa will be working with Slanguages & Kala Phool to document women from Soho Road, Birmingham. The inspiration is coming from the iconic film ‘Mother India‘, and in particular the notions of adornment, power and self identity from the universal wearing of the ‘bangle’ or ‘threads’…an important representation within the film itself.

In order for Nilupa to maximise the opportunity for individuals from the communities most effected by the virus to still beable to participate, this project now has an Instagram page. Bangles For All grew out of the desire to maintain a visual from the project and for the individual images and stories to be as personal as the participant wanted – no one is left out.

You too can participate…follow the link and/or see the information below.