This collaboration between the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; the Science Gallery Bengaluru; the Museum Society of Mumbai (under the stewardship of Pheroza Godrej) and art historian Zehra Jumabhoy will explore “Art & Industry in India and Wales”.
Industrial connections between India and Wales stretch from the Imperial era to the present day. The Vivian family made their money manufacturing copper, shipped throughout the British Empire. Today, the steel works in Port Talbot are owned by an Indian family: the Tatas.
This project will explore these industrial histories and contemporary concerns through interdisciplinary digital events; bringing together artists, curators, writers, art historians, historians, scientists and economists from India and Wales.
The project will include four digital artist commissions, alongside talks and discussions on themes of food, protest, textiles and historical paintings.
Read about the other funded projects here: British Council Wales