Gujarati Community Visit to Painting Freedom Exhibition

Published: 5 October 2021

On Sunday 19th September 2021, over 30 people from the Gujarati community came to Leicester Museum & Art Gallery to see the Painting Freedom Exhibition and offer their responses to the Indian artworks, followed by a lively garba dance.

Community visit gallery


The museum’s Victorian Gallery was brought to life by non-stop music and energetic dancing in which other museum visitors were able to join. This was the first opportunity for a community garba dance since the original covid lockdown, so the enthusiasm was infectious! The comments the group made about the artworks are now displayed as digital labels, offering their own perspective on the exhibition. This event was held in partnership with Nupur Arts who will also be co-presenting a Diwali Take-Over day on 30th October 2021, and delivering an exhibition throughout November at Newarke Houses Museum aimed at promoting Gujerati heritage.