14 July 2017 -
15 July 2017, 1.30pm - 1.30am
Join us to celebrate the launch of two new exhibitions in our Main Gallery: Bhairav and Dam Pani.
Spread across two days our launch extravaganza begins on Friday with a day of live art performances by Bhairav artists, featuring a special midnight performance by the renowned raag musician, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar.
Celebrations continue on Saturday evening with an artist's talk, launch party and the official opening of the shows.
1.30pm - 12am
(Please note, there will be a break 10pm - 11pm)
A durational drawing performance by Nikhil Chopra will result in a large-scale work that will remain part of the exhibition until its close.
2pm - 3.30pm (Iman Dfai Boutique - access through Hyson Green Post Office)
8pm - 11pm (at NAE)
Madhavi Gore replaces a mannequin in a local shop window. Gore then moves to New Art Exchange, where her live performance shall be filmed and projected onto NAE's exterior windows.
12am - 1.30am:
Special performance by Ustad Bahauddin Dagar
A rare and majestic midnight music recital by eminent Rudra Veena player, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar who will fly in from India for this magical event. This highly esteemed and world-renowned virtuoso in Hindustani classical music has performed across the globe, receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to the art form.
Bhairav Cafe Specials run 6pm – 10pm, and include Chickpea Curry and Rice for £4 as well as Samosas, Masala Chai and a 2 for £5 offer on selected beers. A normal menu and café service runs from 9am - 5pm, and the bar will stay open until 1.30am when the event closes.
Saturday 15 July, 6pm - 9pm
Launch party and artist's talk
Newly commissioned with the artists, New Art Exchange and Chatterjee and Lal. Supported by Here, There and Everywhere, a Midlands-London consortium led by New Art Exchange with Delfina Foundation, QUAD/FORMAT, Primary and mac Birmingham as core UK partners. Supported through funding by Arts Council England and British Council as part of a national project, Reimagine India.
Image credit: Munir Kabani & Nikhil Chopra