Eleven arts organisations announce major contemporary art network

photo credits - The University of Manchester, The Whitworth

A three year programme of artistic commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange will celebrate the shared heritage of South Asia and the North of England.

A new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia, on Wednesday the 8th February announced a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent. The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.

The New North and South network aims to connect with diverse audiences on both continents through a programme of exhibitions and events that showcase the best of contemporary art from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK and also explore unequal and contested histories of empire and the industrial revolution.

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