Chila Kumari Burman at the preview

Chila Kumari Burman at the LSA annual lecture and preview of My Rangila Merry-go-round on 20 February 2015
Photo: Andrew Jackson

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14 February 2015

Micahela Butter and Chila Kumari Burman

Michaela Butter, Director Embrace Arts and Chila Kumari Burman at the preview                             Photo: Andrew Jackson

Leicester Mercury, 13 February 2015
Report by Samantha Fisher

An exhibition is showcasing an internationally-established London artist’s work. Artist Chila Kumari Burman is exhibiting her recent works at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre, as part of the celebrations for the 130th anniversary of Leicester Society of artists.

Born in Liverpool to a Hindu-Punjabi family, Chila’s work draws upon personal and family memories. Her work is inspired by popular culture, Bollywood, fashion and femininity.  She has been exhibited as part of art collections around the world.

Sam West with Chila Kumari Burman

Sam West & Chila Kumari Burman.
Photo: Andrew Jackson

Sam West, visual arts officer at Embrace Arts, who curated the exhibition, said the exhibition is very colourful, intricate and passionate. “It looks really good. Reaction from visitors has been very positive.” There are a variety of types of work exhibited including print, collage, sculpture, photography and mixed media. As well as the exhibition, Chila will lecture at Embrace Arts.

view of Chila Kumari Burman exhibitionChila Kumari Burman exhibition
Photo: Andrew Jackson

Philip Redford, exhibition organiser at Leicester Society of Artists said: “Leicester is estimated to become the first European City whose inhabitants are predominantly non-European in origin. We wanted to reflect this development in Leicester Society of Artists 130th anniversary’s annual lecture. Chila has forged an impressive career in London and abroad.”

My Rangila Merry-go-round Chila Kurmari Burman 20 February - 19 April Embrace Arts

LSA Lecture: Chila Kumari Burman  20 Friday February 2015 at 7.30pm