Up Late – Live Art Event!

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Art as Social Activism! Friday 25 November 5-9pm 

Take part in creating a large-scale mixed-media artwork inspired by Nalini Malani’s My Reality is Different. Respond to and reinterpret the Holburne ’s 18th century collection, challenging perceptions of gender, nationality, empire, and colonialism. Come, respond and create inspired by the Holburne’s collection of 18th century paintings and feel safe to explore new meanings beyond a monocultural viewpoint. What do these paintings say to you?

Artist Joshua Donkor will be leading a free collaborative ‘live art’ making space. Please bring ideas, memories, words and scrap materials that you’d like to include in this large-scale work.

Donkor says. “What essentially makes the work I do so accessible to so many people has to do with the fact that so many people have a background of being in between; between different cultures and different families. People are stuck in between different worlds that are equally part of themselves. That comes through in the work.”
Join art historian Dr Zehra Jumabhoy, lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol and curators Priyesh Mistry and Will Cooper for an informal evening exploring Nalini Malani’s new commission My Reality is Different. Beginning at 6pm with a short tour of the show with the exhibition’s curators, followed by a 7pm talk from Jumabhoy discussing Malani’s use of the female to unpack ideas of nationhood, empire, and the legacies of Britain’s global dominance.


Enjoy FREE access to our collection galleries and discounted entry to our exhibition. Our Garden café will be open throughout the evening serving , wine, beers, and special themed cocktails.
This event is in collaboration with the National Gallery.


The Holburne Museum
Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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