Juniors’ tour and workshop: Poets – designed by artist Shilpa Gupta

Jameel Arts Centre offers various workshops and tours for children, juniors and teenagers. The workshops feature a guided tour of the galleries, followed by a hands-on art activity inspired by artist themes, techniques and processes. Participants create a symbolic and tangible element inspired by their time at the Centre.

This tour and workshop take inspiration from the current exhibition Proposals for a Memorial to Partition which brings together proposals by artists and writers for an imagined memorial to the partitions that produced the modern nation-states of South Asia. 

Designed by artist Shilpa Gupta, one of the exhibition’s participants, the workshop focusses on the history of poetry as a form of resilience in times of crisis. 

Participants will be introduced to this historical background of poetry and learn about stories of different poets who used their art as a mode of expression while creating watercolor works inspired by their words. The session includes a tutorial, discussion, Q&A, and individual making time.

The workshop is open to children aged 7-14 and is free-to-attend.

Registration for this event is now full. Kindly RSVP to add your name to the waitlist in case of cancellations.

No prior art experience is required. All materials and equipment are provided.

Shilpa Gupta Artist Bio 

Shilpa Gupta (b.1976, lives and works in Mumbai, India) has an interdisciplinary approach to challenging prevailing notions of individual and collective cultural identity within her work. She examines the role of perception and subjectivity in the status of objects, places, people and experiences, and the way value is defined and impacted by nationalism, trade, religion and notions of security.

Selected exhibitions include the 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2018); NGV Triennial, Melbourne (2017); Gothenburg Biennial (2017); Berlin Biennale (2014); Sharjah Biennial (2013); Lyon Biennale (2009); New Museum Triennial, New York (2009); Yokohama Triennale (2008); Gwangju Biennale (2008); and the Liverpool Biennial (2006); solo shows at Barbican Centre, London (2021); Voorlinden Museum and Gardens, Wassenaar (2017); Kiosk, Ghent (2017); Bielefelder Kunstverein, La synagogue de Delme (2017).



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Proposals for a Memorial to Partition

June 18, 2022 - February 19, 2023