Following the private view on 19 May of our forthcoming exhibition SARAH AINSLIE, ‘Indian Photographers Captured’. You are invited to come and participate in creating a photographic studio within the gallery’s natural surroundings using props and backdrops. 2-5pm. Free. Please email us if you plan to attend firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you for being such a great group. I am so looking forward to seeing what you all make of our amazing creative adventure!
One of the most amazing experiences of our desert adventure was listening to the singing voices and gourd flute playing of the snake charming Jodi tribe that joined our desert camp to sing for us. It was a once in a lifetime evening thanks to our fantastic Jaisalmeri tour organiser Kamlesh who has an in-depth knowledge of the local people and their culture.
Today Kamlesh and I visited the Lal baharu. Sahstri, primary School in Jaisalmer where the children of the puppet makers are attending school. It was great to see them doing so well. Here some of the boys are standing outside with the headmaster. I was so impressed with the standard and concentration if the children. Even the small children in the nursery were writing in Hindi and English on their school slates.
Welcome Lal baharu Shastri primary school in Jaisalmer
Lal baharu Shastri primary school – year 1
Lal baharu Shastri primary school classroom
girls from the puppet colony ready for school
boys from the puppet colony at Lal bahsru Shastri primary school
Sign of Lal baharu Shastri primary school in Jaisalmer
A collection from the ‘Drawn to India’ group sketchbooks and more!
We are in beautiful Nawalgarh in the Shekawati region of Rajasthan. A desert town full of mural painted havelli, some now abandoned and crumbling.
The town has a quieter pace and we have had time to reflect and catch our breath, share ideas and sketchbooks.
We all enjoyed a lovely sketchbook review in the courtyard last night. Everyone’s work is so inspiring and individual…
Charlotte’s pigmented elephant and windows
Anna’s collages and drawings
Sally’s concertina India transport sketchbook
Jane captured the lorry jam
Alison found faces in her surfaces!
Rat in a sari
Gypsy queens in their embellished tuk tuk
Our driver Sonu is very excited about using Kamlesh’s sat nav
Kamlesh takes u the the most beautiful Havelli
Eunice drawing in the screened sunlight of the Havelli