Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins
19 January – 20 May 2018
Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins explores the history of Indian textiles, Empire, enslavement and luxury consumerism, and the contemporary relevance of these issues in the world today.
Focusing on the relationship between Britain and India, hidden details of Europe’s colonial past and its legacies are uncovered, including current debates around ethical trade and responsible consumerism.
The exhibition showcases almost 20 new artworks by the internationally-renowned artists. Primarily known for their entirely hand-painted work in the Indian miniature tradition, The Singh Twins’ new work combines traditional hand-painting techniques with digitally created imagery. The series includes 11 digital fabric artworks displayed on lightboxes, with each one highlighting a different theme relating to India’s textile industry. A further nine paper artworks will explore the relationship between trade, conflict and consumerism in an age of Empire and the modern day.
Also included in the exhibition are 40 highlights from over 100 objects across National Museums Liverpool’s collection, which have inspired the exhibition.
This exhibition is a collaboration between National Museums Liverpool, The Singh Twins and the University of Liverpool.
Slaves of Fashion: New works by The Singh Twins has been developed in partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The exhibition will tour to Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 21 July to 16 September 2018.
The exhibition is sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment.
Caption: Indigo: the colour of India. © The Singh Twins: www.singhtwins.co.uk
- Location Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
- How to get there By train: Liverpool Lime Street – Wirral and national services, Moorfields station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross), Liverpool Central – Wirral and Northern line services; By car: the Walker is in the city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station – follow the directions to Liverpool Lime St station where there is a car park just opposite the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street; By bus: nearest bus stations are Queens Square bus station and Liverpool One bus station
- Opening hours 10 am – 5 pm daily, e except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January, when they are closed all day.
- This is a free exhibition
- Further information 0151 478 4199