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Sikh Heritage in Paintings launch

The launch of the exhibition Sikh Heritage: Paintings by Sarup Singh
Newarke houses Museum & Gardens, Leicester

To compliment the Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition starting on 11th March 2017, the launch of another exhibition featuring the paintings of Sarup Singh MBE took place on Saturday 4th March. A showcase of works by the internationally renowned Leicester-based artist covers portraits of the Sikh Gurus, the leaders of the Misls like Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, and Baba Baghel Singh. A career spanning many years Sarup Singh is exhibiting his paintings before they are transferred permanently to the Derby National Sikh Heritage Centre and Holocaust Museum.

The launch organised by the Panjabi Arts & Literary Academy UK honoured Sarup Singh for his contributions to Sikh art, Assistant Lord Mayor (Leicester City Council), Piara Singh Clair, Shingara Singh Dhillon, Gurinder Singh Mann (SMI) and many other paid tribute to his contributions and thought provoking artistry.

Gurinder Singh Mann explaining the importance of Sikh history and heritage

Exhibition details.

The exhibition runs from 4 March – 23 April 2017, Newarke houses Museum & Gardens
Please note exhibition open on weekends, plus weekdays by arrangement only. Please contact the museum to check on opening hours by calling 0116 225 4980.

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