Art Exhibition, Classical Music & Spoken Word Poetry Evening to Commemorate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab 2017

ArtSikh hosted a free, three week long community art exhibition in commemoration of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab which ran from Monday 30th October to Saturday 18th November 2017. We exhibited artworks by various supporting artists from around the world alongside the artworks of the students from The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton. The ArtSikh team had been working with the students from The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton, once a week since April 2017, helping students to create their own individual artistic responses to Guru Nanak Dev Ji and their life teachings. This exhibition also included two artworks created by students who do not follow Sikhism as a religion but instead chose to create artworks which depict their individual beliefs and values. This was a great family event and opportunity for the community to view works by some very talented young students and artists from the UK & abroad. ArtSikh held an Art, Classical Music & Spoken Word Poetry Evening on the 18th November 2017 as a closing to the exhibition, the evening was supported by guest speakers and concluded with a rewards ceremony for the participating students as an appreciation for all their hard work and contribution. We were also supported by the RAF, DKMS UK & The Sikh Museum Initiative: Anglo Sikh Wars Pop up exhibition. This spiritually creative journey for ArtSikh has been a most inspiring and jubilant one, we would like to share some images with you, which we hope have captured an insight into the work and dedication of all those involved. We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the local community/ sangat, the Artists, the students from The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton, The Ramgharia Sikh Temple Birmingham, Jaspal Singh Virdee and all those involved for their contribution and all their support in making this exhibition the success it was. 

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