Artists from around the World unite for Sikh Human Rights Art Exhibition in London

#Art4Justice exhibition inspired by Bapu Surat Singh’s 18- month long hunger strike to free Sikh Political Prisoners in India

Similar exhibition held earlier in Smethwick, UK
Similar exhibition held earlier in Smethwick, UK

LONDON, UK—The Menier Gallery in London will host a moving art exhibition inspired by Bapu Surat Singh, an 83-year-old grandfather who left the comforts of his life in the United States behind to peacefully protest in India. Bapu Surat Singh has been on hunger strike for over 550 days calling for the release of Sikh political prisoners. He has been periodically detained by the Indian Police and force-fed during his hunger strike. From the healthy figure at the start of the hunger strike to the now hollow, bony frame the exhibition traces Bapu’s journey for justice.

Co-curator of the exhibition Vikram Singh said, “The work of over 40 established and emerging artists and poets in a variety of mediums will be on display. As well as British artists, Jot Dhanjal, Jag Lall, Jill Griffin and Raj Tattal, we have had work from around the world, including the USA, Canada, India and Russia.”

Birmingham artist Taran Singh who has created a 3D printed sculpture of Bapu Surat Singh said, “This sculpture is a tribute to the warrior spirit of Bapu Surat Singh, who despite his physical condition, remains steadfast and stoic in his fight for justice. While his body may be frail and weak, his spirit is strong and will not be conquered.”

Event: Human Rights Art Exhibition #Art4Justice

Location: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

Date: Monday 1st – Saturday 6th August  

Time: Monday 1pm – 6pm

           Tuesday Friday 11am – 6pm

           Saturday 6th August 11am – 4pm

Private view: Thursday 4th August 6pm – 8.30pm

Entry: Free – all welcome


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