HeartBeat

In January 2017 a group of artists came together for an intensive 2 week residency in a remote village in rural Maharastra. Warli painters, artists and craft workers, a musician, filmaker, story teller, designers and ceramic artists, collaborated in creating an installation in the landscape of the village, as a collective response to the idea of establishing an art centre as a site for the preservation and development of Warli cultural creative practice.

For BCB 2017 the HeartBeat installation is re-constructed and reconfigured with new commissioned works introduced. The HeartBeat exhibition is presented across two venues: the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and the Bethesda Chapel, a renovation project sited across the road from the Museum.

The exhibition includes over 30 Warli paintings alongside filmworks, sculptural  pieces, clay and ceramic materials, objects and sound works .

Artists include: Jasleen Kaur, Jay Thakkar, , Jason Singh, Jo Ayre , Johnny Magee, Ramesh Hengadi, Jayshree Hengadi, Lokesh Ghai,Rishav Jain,  Stephen Dixon, Anjum Malik, Anita Balu Mashe, Balu Dumade,

Balu Mashe, Jayshree Mashe, Kishoor Mashe, Praveen Mashe, Sadashiv Mashe, Shantaram Ghorkana, Vijay Mashe

The HeartBeat project has been funded by Arts Council England under the Re-imagine India programme as part of the 2017 70th anniversary of India Independence.