by Navrang group, Leicester - working towards Indian crafts and
Three artists have joined forces to create this pioneering work
tackling migration into Leicester. You can see some of their work
at the bottom of this page.
on entry" combines the ancient art of rangoli, a
traditional welcome pattern used to decorate the doorsteps
of Hindu homes, with modern video recording of local parents
Ashok Mistry, one of the three artists involved, got inspiration
for the project from discussions with his parents about their
feelings on first coming to Leicester.
it is also partly in reaction to the recent debate on asylum
seekers. He said: "Their existence doesn't harm a country.It
will enrich it through foods, art forms, sensibilities."
is a partnership with Belgrave Mela which last year set a
world record after creating
the world's largest rangoli pattern.
The three artists,
Ashok, Neemita Dabhi and Caroline Jariwala have created the artwork
while Northampton film-makers Don't Look Now have carried out the
film work with recordings from
children and parents who were originally from India, Pakistan, East
Africa, Malaysia and Portugal.
by Dipak Joshi of
BBC Leicester's Roots.