Friday, 29 June 2012

Humaira Minhas -

Humaira Minhas
Humaira is one of the exhibiting artists at Central Hall's Sab Rang exhibition. Her work is based on traditional Moghul painting and calligraphy and is beautifully and painstakingly executed. 
Humaira uses mixed media including collage, leather and wood, gold and silver leaf and gouache paint. Unfortunately we don't have an artist's statement for Humaira's work but you can see it in detail by visiting our Flickr group HERE





Sab Rang is showing at Cafe Central, Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley until Friday 13 July. Admission is free and the exhibition is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Akari Maharani - Sab Rang Exhibition

Akari Maharani

A young self trained artist, who uses her heritage and love of colours as inspiration, Akari Maharani’s art draws influence and motive from her British Indian culture and organic nature. She combines the two and creates her works on a variety of medium. She is currently showing her art at Central Hall, Keighley as part of the Sab Rang Exhibition


She is hugely inspired by a mass of modern western artists, Rangoli (indian powder paint), Hindu festivals and her family. Taking on all external factors, be them the bustling streets of a major city or the British countryside, her work reflects this by using traditional Indian mehndi (henna) patterns, peacocks and flowers.  The paths between all the components of the pieces are as important to her as the shapes and the colour as it adds contrast and depth to her pieces. 

Sab Rang is showing at Cafe Central, Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley until Friday 13 July. Admission is free and the exhibition is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Zareena Bano - Sab Rang Exhibition

Sab Rang exhibition at Central Hall

Zareena is a Visual Artist and works as a freelance Creative Arts Tutor.  She has worked in the arts for over ten years now and is exhibiting her work as part of the Sab Rang exhibition at Central Hall, Keighley.
The artwork is made up using mixed media. The work is inspired by traditional South Asian and Arabic calligraphy designs fused with modern and contemporary art. The diversity of the range of work she has been involved with and has tutored on has reflected the needs and interests of the client group injected with her own style and passion.  She possesses a wide skill base of creative arts and attributes to be able to deliver different forms of art for different styles and levels of engagement.


Zareena likes working with different communities, sharing her passion, joy and knowledge of art, exposing talents of local people and provoking people to succeed in life. She likes to encourage people to express themselves, to exchange creatively and interact with each other. In doing this, she has reached out and touched many peoples’ lives therefore making a difference through art.


 Sab Rang is showing at Cafe Central, Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley until Friday 13 July. Admission is free and the exhibition is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Business Seminars at Handmade in Bradford



Creative people in the Bradford district will be able to improve their skills and knowledge with free workshops and seminars on Saturday 23rd June.
Handmade in Bradford is hosting a day of activities for craftspeople and designers at its shop in the city centre on Tyrrel Street. There will be workshops on knitting, mastering your sewing machine, printmaking and creative crafting.
There will also be two business seminars for crafters and designers delivered by Jo Whitehead of Artists in Business.  The seminars are aimed at increasing craftpeople's business skills in Selling Their Work Through Retail and Running Workshops from the Studio.  In addition, creative people will be invited to share their experiences of social media marketing with a lunchtime discussion forum. Handmade in Bradford will also be launching a free Crafting Resource Centre where artists and makers can swap art materials and equipment.
Handmade in Bradford is part of Fabric, a registered arts charity that supports artists and creatives.
The event is from 10am to 4pm at Handmade in Bradford, 1 Tyrrel Street Bradford on Saturday 23rd June. For details please email: info@fabricculture.co.uk or call 01274 370291
 

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Artists Bring Eastern Colour to Keighley


Zareena Bano

Visitors to Keighley's Central Hall will have a rare opportunity to explore many different facets of south Asian art.

The Sab Rang (All Colours) exhibition examines the subcontinent's rich cultural heritage, from calligraphy to contemporary wall art. The works on display will look at the traditional crafts and skills of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh - from the miniature paintings of the Muslim Mogul emperors to the complex patterns of mehndi, where decorations are applied to the skin.

Humaira Minhas
'Central Hall prides itself on being an easily accessible resource for all of the town's diverse communities,' says development manager Matt Blackmore. 'For example, we host All Keighley Communities Together, which helps people of all backgrounds to meet, discuss issues and make their voices heard. We are also home to Arakan Creative, the first theatre company in the north of England to specialise in stories from the Islamic world.

'That's why it's so important to us that our series of free exhibitions reflects the heritage of all our diverse communities. Yet, despite the large population of British Asian residents, there is currently nowhere else to view art from this cultural background.'

Sab Rang showcases the work of Akari Maharani, Zareena Bano and Humaira Minhas, who all share a love of rich colour. They each produce works singing with rich metals, bright opaque pigments and delicate shades but with recognisable and contrasting styles. The exhibition has been hosted by Artists in Business, which also provides support through hand-made fairs, workshops and seminars, in association with Bradford-based south Asian arts organisation Kala Sangam.

Akari Maharani

Sab Rang will be showing at Cafe Central, Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley from Monday 11 June to Friday 13 July. Admission is free and the exhibition is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm.