News & Updates
Whilst the blog has been quiet for recent months, I am now in the progress of planning further exhibitions and events for Bhopal: Facing 30 this coming November/December 2015.
I found the project to be a huge success, both in terms of raising awareness among new audiences of the current issues faced by people in Bhopal, and also by meeting and exceeding the needs of my funder, Arts Council England.
I would like to thank everyone again who made the project possible; especially all the people who sat for a portrait in Bhopal, Sathyu Sarangi, Sanjay Verma and Devendra Panchal and the dedicated team at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic, Bhopal, Colin Toogood and everyone at the Bhopal Medical Appeal, Brighton, and my project mentor Angad Kaur and the rest of the team at Photofusion, London. Of course a big thanks to Arts Council England and all of my project partners for making the project possible, my partner for helping with the project, and my friends and family for continued support and patience. And to everyone who took the time to come along to an event or exhibition, or even just take time to see this dedicated project blog, I appreciate you all!
I have made a pledge to do something each year for Bhopal, and after ducking out of this Summer’s 10k Run for the BMA (due to a clash, honest!) my partner and I joined the 80-strong team of litter-pickers at Glastonbury Festival in June. We apparently cleared the area in front of the Pyramid Stage in record time and helped raise over £11,000 for the Bhopal Medical Appeal in order to help run the clinics in Bhopal.
Images © Francesca Moore
For more news, I currently have a Bhopal: Facing 30 portrait exhibited in ‘NCM Exposed’, a group show at Photofusion Gallery. The show is open for one more week until 28 July 2015 and houses a collection of works from the artists that participated on the New Creative Markets scheme, a three year professional development programme for early to mid-career artists, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. For more information or to visit the exhibition, please see: http://www.photofusion.org/exhibitions/ncm-photography-exhibition/
Image © Photofusion Gallery
Furthermore, I am planning two Bhopal: Facing 30 exhibitions and a series of events at;
Photofusion Gallery, Brixton, UK
5 November 2015 – 4 December 2015
Jehangir Terrace Gallery, Mumbai, India
2 – 8 December 2015
If you would like to be added to the mailing list for an invitation to the launch of either of these exhibitions, please contact me via the contact page or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.