Friday, March 1, 2024

"Johnny Foreigner" set to be showcased at the Thameside Theatre

THURROCK based artist, Lata Upadhyaya, launches a new exhibition of her work.

The Thameside Complex Gallery will host an exhibition of Lata’s new work from Wednesday 22nd April until Saturday 2nd May.

‘Johnny Foreigner’ is a sculptural installation presenting the journeys of immigrant communities in Thurrock, expressing their experience of migration.

The work is the culmination of a project that Lata has been working on, in conjunction with Essex Cultural Diversity Project, that has been supported by Arts Council England and Essex County Council.

The work represents the journeys of ten culturally diverse communities in Thurrock, which includes Lata’s own experience. Lata said ‘Wherever we travel we always take a bit of our own culture, individuality and belongings with us.

No one wants to completely leave behind their identities, but we have to find a way to renegotiate and make sense of these identities within a new culture and context.’

The exhibition will take place in the gallery on the ground floor of the Thameside Complex, and will be open daily, except Sunday.


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