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British Council holds exhibition ‘BANGLA’ for local art connoisseurs

The exhibition is open for all and will continue till July 16

Update : 22 Jun 2022, 07:05 PM

The British Council has organized an exhibition styled as “BANGLA” to commemorate 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence with Tower Hamlets.

The exhibition was kicked off in The British Council’s Fuller Road office on June 16 and will continue till July 16 from 9am to 5pm, said a press release on Wednesday.

Dhaka-based architecture studio Paraa, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Libraries and Archives, National Portrait Gallery, London, citizen researchers (local community members) and The Rainbow Collective has recently come up with a collaborative piece of artwork reflecting on the work of citizen researchers from the British Bangladeshi community, who have been exploring the role of people in Tower Hamlets played in the independence of Bangladesh and the legacy of the events of 1971 on the local community.

On the opening day, an “Artist Talk” with Ruhul Abdin was held where a conversation with the National Portrait Gallery discussing this collaborative piece of artwork as part of the CITIZEN UK initiative was initiated. 

Ruhul Abdin and Sadiqul Islam Shehab of Paraa worked with material collected by these citizen researchers to create this collaborative piece of artwork as part of the National Portrait Gallery (London) CITIZEN UK initiative.

To commemorate 50 years of Bangladeshi independence, the new public artwork has been installed at the Tower Hamlets Idea Store in Whitechapel, London.

The artwork will remain permanently in the borough of Tower Hamlets at the Idea Store, as a reminder of the stories connected to 1971 and the Bangladeshi community of East London.

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