Patchwork Archivists; Existence as Resistance

Art Talks / 08.09.17

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 13:15 – 14:45 Festival Bargehouse Barge House St London SE1 9QS   Join me & the Patchwork Archivists for screenings from the series, ‘Four Women, Five stories’, followed by a workshop and a discussion.  

‘Samsara’ @Attenborough Arts Centre

Art Leverhulme Lightseekers / 07.02.17

‘Samsara’ as part of The Attenborough Arts Centre ‘Takeover’. This display follows the inaugural launch of ‘Liberation’, at the Charles Wilson building in November 2016. Over 100 people contributed to this collaborative exhibition, from eight different community groups.   This work reflects my transition from lens-based media towards visual and alternative art-forms. Over the past few years, my interest has moved […]

Rekha (film)

Art / 08.06.16

These films share an intimate view of British South Asian women’s lives, connected through a shared history of working at Mansfield Mills, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Focussing on women I have grown up around, this project is about first & second generation women from the Indian subcontinent that have spent their working lives in Britain’s textiles & […]

Kajal Nisha Patel – Photographer in Flight

Art Press / 23.05.16

The birds in the image towards the end of this article symbolise those who walk with me, those who reject fear and those who embrace love at every turn.   It’s difficult to explain how I feel after reading this. The Migration Museum have long supported my endeavours and this piece tells me that they […]

TEDx AshokaU Exchange, San Diego.

Art / 09.03.13

Self-Discovery and Changemaking Through Photography – My first showcase in the USA and one of my first experiences of making a film.   A collaboration with AshokaU, Self-Discovery and Changemaking Through Photography. A webinar project to encourage Self-Discovery and Changemaking Through Photography. We were asked to examine old images that mean something to us and helped form who we are. We were then […]

Flight to Greenham Exhibition, Newbury

Art Shows&Screenings / 08.11.12

In 1972 leader Idi Amin expelled the entire Asian population of the country, giving them 90 days to leave the country.   My first collaboration with Sunil Shah; Artist, Writer, Curator. After connecting with Sunil on Twitter last year, I was delighted when he contacted me with a view to showing some of my work […]

Selected! Culture Cloud, New Art Exchange

Art News / 17.07.12

New Art Exchange in Nottingham worked with Artfinder to develop Culture Cloud, a virtually curated art programme/competition which allowed audiences to select work uploaded by artists by voting on it.   The £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a partnership between Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta. […]

Kampala to Leicester

Art Shows&Screenings / 01.05.12

I’ve been commissioned by The Leicester New Walk Museum to deliver a series of participatory workshops to a group of Muslim women at St Barnabas Library, Evington. In 1972 tens of thousands of Asians were told to leave Uganda within 90 days, by President, General Idi Amin. This group installation will be curated to commemorate […]

Suits & Sarees

Art Shows&Screenings / 25.02.12

A new commission, in partnership with Dipak Mistry. Dipak & I will be running a series of workshops for a forthcoming exhibition at The New Walk Museum called Suits & Sarees as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Satyaprakash Online

Art Lightseekers / 13.11.07

Charnwood Arts have been enormously supportive of my work from the outset. Following a long trip to India for an internship, between 2006/07, founder Kev Ryan has been following my work online.   Since I returned, the team have supported me to edit, exhibit and produce an online gallery for my project, ‘Satyaprakash’ (light of […]