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Harminder Judge - Bilocation

Film installation. Meadow Arts commission 2013. At Kedleston Hall until February 2014.

Nikhil Chopra - Space Oddity

Meadow Arts commission in collaboration with Wolverhampton Art Gallery 2013. 18 hour performance with drawings on show until April 2014.

Jagannath Panda - The Feral Sphere

At Kedleston Hall until 31 Oct 2013. Courtesy the Frank Cohen Collection.

Sharmila Samant - Chandelier & Sarees

At Powis Castle until 3 Nov 2013

Nikhil Chopra - What Will I Do With All This Land?

At Kedleston Hall until 31 Oct 2013, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery 16 Nov 2013 - 5 April 2014

Ravinder Reddy - Gilded Head

At Kedleston Hall until 31 Oct 2013. Courtesy the Frank Cohen Collection.


Contemporary art responses to historic British art collections from the Indian Subcontinent


22 June 2013 - 5 April 2014

Contemporary art responses to historic South Asian collections

Shak•ti: noun a formidable engagement and channelling of creative powers,

from the Sanskrit "he is strong"

In collaboration with National Trust, Oriel Davies Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Meadow Arts is proud to present Shakti, an ambitious contemporary arts programme that unfolds across four venues in both England and Wales, exploring the cultural and artistic relationship between Britain and the Indian Subcontinent.

The four art exhibitions that make up Shakti examine the strong cultural and artistic attractions or tensions that lie beneath the more conventionally explored economic and political discourses between the UK and the subcontinent. The many important historic collections of South Asian art in this country show a degree of understanding, curiosity and admiration of these cultures.

In response, Shakti's contemporary artists show a formidable engagement and channelling of creative powers, which is one of the meanings of the Sanskrit word Shakti.

Powis Castle, Kedleston Hall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery act not only as a dynamic setting for the exhibitions, but also as powerful protagonists. These impressive buildings (two in the care of National Trust) carry important historical associations, each illustrating different aspects of the relationship over time and housing important collections of South Asian art.                               

The fourth venue, Oriel Davies in Newtown, Powys is a well-established and highly regarded contemporary art space which will host a one person show of the artist in residence at Powis Castle, Sharmila Samant.




Kedleston Hall (National Trust)

Near Derby, DE22 5JH
22 June - 3 November, 2013


Powis Castle (National Trust)

Welshpool, Wales, SY21 8RF
22 June - 3 November, 2013


Oriel Davies

The Park, Newtown, SY16 2NZ
14 September - 6 November, 2013


Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU
16 November, 2013 - 5 April, 2014




Blue and red circles, intertwined with Arts Council of Wales written underneath in Welsh and English

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