British Sari Story at Canary Wharf

The British Sari Story

The British Sari Story  – a competition for a British design for the sari – has triggered all our subsequent work with fabric and pattern. It was a competition in 2007, the year of the 60th anniversary of Indian independence and we asked people to design a sari with a radically new style, fabric and patterns reflecting […]

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Migrant workers

I Packed This Myself

I Packed This Myself is a project developed by Bridging Arts with the support of the Diocese of Truro and other groups in rural Cornwall.  It aims to bring together migrant workers and local communities. Every year, seasonally, thousands of workers from overseas come to Cornwall. These workers can face hostility and resentment. In rural Cornwall, […]

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Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Our Stitch project (looking at the way needlework and embroidery bring people together) started in Brent. A Stitch in Time was a giant wall hanging, created by groups of women across London in 2008  reflecting their thoughts and experience at different stages of their lives. Click here to view a short film about its origins. Women from Heba, […]

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Marking the genocide in Srebrenica

Bridging Arts held an exhibition and a series of events entitled Srebrenica Now in July 2005 to mark the 10th anniversary of the genocide in the town during the war in Bosnia. This took place at the (now closed) Salon des Arts, Queensgate, London. We staged Srebrenica Now in partnership with the photographer and researcher […]

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Pero Mandic

Crimson Harvest – war in the former Yugoslavia

Crimson Harvest was Bridging Arts’ first project. Staged for Refugee Week 2004 at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, it presented the work of the Bosnian artist Pero Mandić. Mandić was well-known before the Bosnian war but lost everything in the conflict when he fled to Novi Sad in northern Serbia. His paintings of peace and war […]

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