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GemArts Masala Festival: Jashn

GemArts Masala Festival: Jashn

GemArts Masala Festival: Jashn

Date: Sunday 24th July – 24th August 2022
Time: During Bensham Grove opening times
Venue: Bensham Grove Community Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2XD
Tickets: FREE – Just Drop In!

Masala Festival is proud to present Jashn, a group exhibition by students from Newcastle and Sunderland University. Reaching for the atmosphere of a South Asian wedding, Jashn will bring together people from all walks of life to celebrate the making and receiving of contemporary art. Focusing on the people behind and whom the artwork is for, Jashn will host workshops, food, and conversation in order to inspire full immersion in a desi celebration of Jashn’s student artists. The artists will be displaying work that ranges from painterly exploration of immigration to fantastical small-scale sculpture, to fashion designs that explore tradition in modernity; the artwork reflects the diversity of experience naturally expressed in South Asian lives.

Jash features art works by Sajil Kaleem, John Fernandes, Uxutvi Kapdee, Usmaan Ali and Iris Ollier.

GemArts award winning 
Masala Festival is a weeklong festival celebrating a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture, packed full of performances, exhibitions, events, workshops, pop ups and demonstrations, presented in venues, places and spaces across the North East.  GemArts Masala Festival is from 18th to 24th July 2022, visit for full programme.


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