South Asian Contemporary Visual Arts Festival – Conference Leaflet

Series nameSouth Asian Contemporary Visual Arts Festival

This leaflet is for the South Asian Contemporary Visual Arts Festival Conference held on 29 September 1993, produced in association with Sampad. The one-day conference took place at ‘Mac’ Birmingham as part of the South Asian Contemporary Visual Arts Festival organised by Juginder Lamba. The aim of the conference was to provide a platform for individuals, organisations, and artists involved in the practise, promotion, and education of South Asian Visual arts in Britain, to discuss and debate the issues affecting the development of South Asian visual arts in a national and international context. Juginder Lamba, the Festival Director, delivered a speech at the conference as did artists Amal Ghosh, Partha Mitter, Said Adrus, Nina Edge, Saleem Arif, Bhajan Hunjan and Fahmida Shah. The back of this leaflet includes the booking form for the conference.

Date of Creation / Publication1993
CreatorLamba, Juginder
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberJuginder Lamba Collection (GB 2661 JL)
Catalogue NumberJL/FES/3
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Juginder Lamba
Series notesIn September 1993comma Juginder Lamba initiated and organised a four-month South Asian Contemporary Visual Arts Festival. In his capacity of Festival Director, he gathered over sixty contemporary artists whose origins were rooted in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and exhibited their work in twenty major venues throughout the West Midlands region.
The focus of the Festival was to demonstrate the high calibre of work by artists of sub-continental origin and to acknowledge their contribution to national and international developments in mainstream art. As Juginder Lamba states in the Festival Programme introduction,
Collection notesJuginder Lamba was born in Nairobi in January 1948.