is already well known for being home to many diverse communities
and now the city can be proud to be home to INTI, a unique Peruvian
opens the gallery
gallery was opened on Monday 25 October 2004 by the Lord Mayor of
Birmingham, Councillor Michael Nangle in the presence of Minister
Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Peru in
the photos from opening night below and read on for more about the
in the gallery?
weavers are world famous for their distinctive colourful fabrics.
Plenty of traditional textiles are on display at INTI, such as these
tessellating ducks (see right), ponchos, hats and scarves.
modern Peruvian art is a surprise for the uninitiated. The simplified
angular people depicted in soft colours are beautifully stylish
and wouldn't be out of place hanging on the walls of Birmingham's
most fashionable establishments (see gallery two, above).
of the pieces could be by artists from any country - landscapes
and still life in different styles. One room at the gallery is dedicated
to abstract art which is colourful and energetic. All the work is
& Annie with guests
gallery has been established by Peruvian-born Annie Bazan-De-Fisher,
founder of Birmingham's Latin
American Festival and her husband Paul.
hopes INTI Gallery will give people an opportunity to gain a better
understanding and appreciation of the work of the Peruvian artists.
Gallery is above the Latin America shop at 54 St Mary's Row in Moseley
Village, Birmingham. 'Inti' in the Inca language Quechua means 'sun'.
you been to the gallery? What did you think? Email
us your comments.