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Colours of Life - British South Asian artists unite for a new exhibition

Posted on 15 October 2019

This autumn, we’re delighted to be teaming up with our friends at Sampad Arts to present our first ever Chai and Chat event with playwright Lakshnie Hettihewa-Young. Taking place on Saturday 9 November, this free event offers an opportunity to network with other creatives and hear about Lakshnie’s experiences as an emerging writer.

Alongside the Chai and Chat session, we’ll also be launching a new exhibition titled Colours of Life, featuring work by Coventry-based British South Asian artists Gurdip Junjuha and Kitty Kaur.

Gurdip Junjuha is an expressive abstract artist, using art to release emotion and deal with anxiety and depression. She uses art to express how she feels and as a form of therapy. Having studied Art and Design at college, Gurdip has been creating art for the last 30 years. After putting her artwork on hold for a time after getting married and having a child, she has recently rekindled her passion for visual arts, and is delighted to be exhibiting at the Belgrade Theatre.

Kitty Kaur is an autistic artist who has been working in and around Coventry for around 10 years. “I am passionate about art and creating,” she said. “When I get an idea, I just get into it and get lost in my own world. I want to work in the community to inspire others to be creative.”

On display on our Burbidge Gallery, the exhibition will have a free, informal launch from 2pm, ahead of Chai and Chat commencing at 3pm, and the artwork will remain on display throughout November 2019.