Surtal Arts has teamed up with Air Arts, the local charity for Derby Teaching Hospitals which promotes health and wellbeing through the arts and participation, to create an exhibition of Rangoli artwork and Pipli lanterns entitled ‘Roshni’.
Rangoli is the ancient Hindu artform which is a key part of Diwali (celebrated this year on November 4).
Traditionally used to adorn a home’s doorway Rangoli signifies bringing good luck and prosperity on the house and in the family and to welcome guests.
International artist Ranbir Kaur will work virtually with the Derby and Burton Hospitals ‘Made in NHS’ staff art club between October 8 and 15 to create Rangoli artwork using coloured rice, lentils and beans which will be exhibited around the Royal Derby Hospital alongside Pipli lanterns from November 15, as part of Air Arts' Autumn/Winter 2021 arts exhibition ’Solace’.
Due to hospital's Covid restriction, it is not advisable for any members of the public to attend the hospital unless they have a medical reason or have been instructed directly by the Hospital to attend. However, the artwork can be viewed online at Surtal Arts’ website and on Air Arts social media channels.
Part of Surtal Arts's 'arts in health' programme, Roshni is funded by Air Arts and the National Lottery Community fund.
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