LOkesh Ghai, Textile Artist, Educator & Researcher Talks: Finding Warmth through Traditional Indian Crafts
Date: 08 February 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The talk starts at 6.30pm sharp. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks from 5.30pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Joining us from India, LOkesh Ghai presents an illustrated journey through Indian traditional crafts, discussing their powerful ability to connect us with unknown places.
Warmth is what we long for in the harsh winters. Sometimes it is found in objects, sometimes in people and at other times, in the making process itself.
Highlighting three different projects developed and delivered by Lokesh as an artist, educator and researcher in his work with grassroots artisans, the talk will introduce the audience to current day traditional craft practices across India and the people engaged in them today. Embracing clothing as a common thread, LOkesh will talk about finding warmth in unknown lands, from museum objects in the UK, making crafts in the deserts of Ladakh and the mountains of Himachal Pradesh.
About the speaker:
LOkesh Ghai is a textile artist and researcher working with traditional craft practice.
He is interested in cultural-making of craft and clothing. He has showcased his textile art at Museum of Childhood, London. As a designer and associate curator, he presented ‘India Street’ exhibition in Scotland; the show was a runner up for the most sustainable design practice award. LOkesh is a design faculty at UPES, Dehradun, he has been founding faculty at Somaiya Kala Vidya, Kutch, India’s premier design institute for traditional craft communities. Recently, he has been awarded The Karun Thakar Fund, by the V&A Museum, London.