Transition of Riches – Exhibition catalogue

Series nameExhibition Catalogues

The following pages belong to the exhibition catalogue ‘Transition of Riches’ which was curated by the Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibition showcased contemporary works by South Asian artists who were specially commissioned for the show. Amal Ghosh was one of the artists featured in the exhibition along with Sarbjit Natt, Nilofar Akmut, Symrath Kaur Patti, Anuradha Patel, Jagit Chuhan, Chila Kumari Burman and Said Adrus. We have digitised the foreward, the introduction, and an essay on artist Amal Ghosh by Sonali Fernando. The exhibition was first at the Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery (2 September – 14 November 1993), then toured to Southampton City Art Gallery (17 June – 31 July 1994) and to The Smith Art Gallery & Museum (22 October – 27 November 1994).

Date of Creation / Publication1994
CreatorBirmingham City Museum & Art Gallery; Ghosh, Amal
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberAmal Ghosh Collection (GB 2661 AG)
Catalogue NumberAG/AW/EC/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Amal Ghosh
Series notesThe following grouping includes a broad range of Amal Ghosh
Collection notesArtist Amal Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India, in 1933. He studied at the Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta with tutors who had graduated from the British Slade School in the 1930s. As a result, his artistic training was characterised by strong classical European bias which emphasised formal instruction. After moving to the UK in the 1960scomma he completed his postgraduate education at the Central School of Art & Design in London, which later became Central St. Martin