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Exhibition of Paintings by IAUK Indian Artists living in U.K. price list

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1980
Year published: 1980

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Price list of works for sale in Exhibition of Paintings by IAUK Indian Artists living in U.K. The exhibition took place 27 January - 24 February 1980, and featured Yeshwant Mali, Prafulla Mohanti, Lancelot Ribeiro, Suresh Vedak, Ibrahim Wagh, and Mohammad Zakir. The venue was Burgh House Museum, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3.

Prospective purchasers were instructed to direct their enquiries to Secretary, 18 Stuart Avenue, London NW9 7AT. A telephone number was also provided. Mali’s and Ribeiro’s works were not for sale.

From the exhibition’s press release, “This exhibition, which is the first by this group of painters, who live in U.K. is a unique one. It is their introductory show since they reconsituted themselves as the Indian Artists United Kingdom. Apart from this exhibition the month of February is to be a very special month, an ‘Indian Month’ with talks on Indian Art, Poetry readings and things generally Indian.” The names of Robert Heyland - Burgh House and Ibrahim Wagh - IAUK appeared at the foot of the press release.

The brochure for the exhibition featured the following useful introduction to IAUK:

“Throughout the history of art, at least throughout the history of modern art, there have been groups of artists. The reason for the existence of these groups have been perhaps as diverse as the ideas behind them. But invariably there have been sound human reasons for these groups to come about.
     The IAUK too has similar reasons for its existence. It is an Association of Professional Artists of Indian origin who have lived and worked in the UK for the last fifteen years or more. It is a revised version of an earlier body - The Indian Painters Collective, 1963 - a revival which is influenced by practical reasons derived from the result of its members’ efforts during their individual struggle for recognition.
     We, the members of IAUK, have come to believe that if the issues concerning us are approached collectively, we stand a better chance of succeeding and thus of making a positive contribution to the arts and culture of this country we have now made our home.
     Among the IAUK‘s aims are the recognition of its members’ work on an equal basis with their British contemporaries and the fulfilment of their rights to the amenities and facilities available in this democratic society. The IAUK would like to assist and promote Indian artists living in this country by showing their work. And, through exhibitions at 8 South Audley Street, London W1, and other selected places, it will attempt to create a growing awareness of the Indian arts and culture among the general public.
     The IAUK is the only organisation of its kind outside India. It functions on strict democratic lines.”

Related people + view all 6

»  Yeshwant Mali

Born, 1934 in Bombay, India

»  Prafulla Mohanti

Born, 1936 in Nanpur Village, Orissa, India

»  Lancelot Ribeiro

Born, 1933 in Bombay, India. Died, 2010

»  Suresh Vedak

Born, 1943 in Bombay, India

»  Ibrahim Wagh

Born, 1936 in Bombay, India

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»  Burgh House Museum

London, United Kingdom