The Bristol based British Ugandan Asian Artist
COMMEMORATING AND CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF UGANDAN ASIANS ARRIVING IN THE UK
From Monday 24th to the 3rd of November 2022, 11am-3pm
THE MOUNT WITHOUT
Upper Church Ln, Bristol BS2 8FN Tel: 0117 927 2483
All of the paintings in the exhibition are available for sale 10% of the proceeds will be donated to “SPECIAL FRIENDS CLUB”, a charity devoted to supporting parents and their children / adults with Autism and adhd here in Bristol and “AURO” a charity providing education to vulnerable young adults in Uganda.
Harshinder was born in Mbarara, Uganda to a Sikh family. She came to England at a very young age as her family fled the Idi Amin regime. Harshinder has a long history within the fields of Art/Fashion and Design. Today she develops her work as a ‘Style Artist’, working to a brief with individuals, hotels and restaurants.
Having dedicated much of her time to painting and exhibiting, alongside her devotion to supporting her son with Autism. This exhibition is to commemorate the 50 years to the expulsion of British Ugandan Asians residing within the UK and her home town of Bristol. Having close links with many groups celebrating the 50th commemorative years she would like to support all those who fled the regime and remember their stories to be retold and to form part of history today. Harshinder loves to revisit her birthplace as once the pearl of Africa and encourages many to do the same.
Her love of travel, passion for dance, landscape and form has inspired her to create this collection of paintings and greeting cards to illustrate the deep textures, colours, movement to style any space which lends itself to her work.
She developed the paintings in mixed mediums using acrylic and oil pastels, often with high textures created by sand, rubbings, items/artefacts of meaning from her studio and travels.
7-14 NOVEMBER 2018
Exhibition extended to 2nd December by invitation from 1.30-4.30pm – to enquire for other times by emailing or calling myself on 07748 614725 or Harshinder@me.com
If a picture is a poem without words, the greatest feeling is having your senses serenaded by the dulcet tones of the artist’s imagination. A graduate of the Salisbury School of Art & Design, allow Harshinder to be your window into this world of colourful palettes, tactile textures and clever swirls of a creative brush. Already adorning many a fine home and establishment, her productions don’t follow fad or fashion but instead flood the beholders eye with magical bursts of creative fun. Free your mind as you join her in these beautiful expressions of her bewitching surroundings, exotic travels and secret door to life.
Harshinder developed her passion as a designer of cutting edge fashion and textiles. The world of couture opened, successfully culminating in her own unique clothing brand in the 1990’s. Heralded in both media and industry, her vivacious blend of style over function lead to a starring appearance on the BBC Clothes Show where her vision was lauded. Her later shift in focus to teaching has seen her enthusing the next generations while allowing her to broaden her horizons into the world of Art. A truly creative individual, she can often be found drawing inspiration from her wonderful imagination in the colourful confines of her airy studio. Balancing her family life with her continuing desire leave a legacy through the medium of education, her one to one tuition sessions and workshops are an illuminating opportunity to work with a truly remarkable individual.
New paintings by Local Artist/Designer Harshinder Sirah
7 – 14 November 2018
10am – 4pm
David lloyds Health Club
Greystoke Avenue, Westbury-on-trym
Bristol BS10 6JQ
10% of sales to local school Bristol Free School for children with Autism and Special education needs.
Shinda email : firstname.lastname@example.org