Heart Beat – Exchange project between UK and India

Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

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 .

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.