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SAAG Inaugural Meeting
SIfA to host the inaugural meeting of the South Asian Arts Group
13th November 2012
The South Asian Arts Group (SAAG) is an informal network of academics, curators, artists and arts professionals, who share an interest in the arts and visual/material cultures of South Asia and the diaspora. SAAG provides a space for interaction, conversation and exchange for people interested in South Asian arts in the UK.
Through an annual gathering – held at a different location in the UK each year – participants of SAAG will foster contacts, partnerships and friendships with a view to building interactions across different disciplines and approaches to South Asian arts.
• SAAG will provide an inclusive forum which will allow members of the group to share information, research and approaches to the arts of South Asia.
• SAAG events and related forums will help to develop new initiatives, projects and collaborations concerning topics of mutual interest.
• SAAG gatherings are held to cultivate familiarity on South Asian art-worlds in the UK, amongst different sectors.
• SAAG gatherings will comprise informal meetings, talks and workshops and will generate opportunities for people to share their current ideas and to present an overview of their current projects to a knowledgeable and supportive group.
• SAAG encourages interactions in new contexts around the UK.
The inaugural meeting of SAAG will be hosted by the Sainsbury Institute for Art (SIfA) on Tuesday November 13th in Norwich.
To register, download a REGISTRATION FORM or visit the UEA School of World Art Studies SAAG event page [click here]
The programme for the day will depend on the range and number of participants. It will begin at the Education Studio, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (UEA), at 11.30am, and break in the mid-afternoon, before re-convening at the South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC, Norwich) for a public talk by Rosemary Crill (V&A), followed by dinner. The emphasis will be on sharing ideas and views on current projects and issues, as pertaining to individuals and institutions. The potential for SAAG to generate newsletters and other forms of communication and interaction will also be discussed.
Participants will need to meet their own subsistence, accommodation and transport. Click HERE for information on how to get to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA.
Above images: Untitled, line drawing by Arvind Ghosalkar; 2007, private collection
Previous Image: Untitled [detail], anonymous watercolour and ink painting in Mithila style (Bihar) depicting Radha and Krishna, from Crafts Museum, New Delhi; 2007, private collection