The Garuda project in collaboration with the V&A Museum aims to raise awareness of Ram Gopal‘s contribution to Indian dance in the UK. This project included the conservation of Gopal’s historic Garuda costume which has now been donated to the V&A’s collection.
Discover Gopal’s life and legacy, explore the places he performed and watch interviews which give a valuable insight into Gopal’s work. As part of the project, students from Burnham Grammer School in Slough created artwork inspired by Indian dance and textiles. These have been developed into education resources.
Our Mummyji Project celebrated the work of Asian women writers whose work provided new perspectives on the lives and experiences of the diaspora. It was built around a favourite SADAA collection: the notebooks, manuscripts and publications of the Asian Women Writers Collective (AWWC).
The AWWC which was set up in the 1980s became highly politicized as it grew in numbers. The writers espoused feminist values that challenged both community practices and common stereotypes of Asian women as subjugated and repressed.