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Lata’s Rickshaw travels from India to Thurrock

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

The Thameside Complex Gallery is hosting an exhibition of Lata’s new work throughout March.

‘6919 km’ is a sculptural installation of an Indian rickshaw and the journey that it has taken from India to Clacton-on-Sea. The rickshaw had deteriorated in condition and has been restored and decorated with the cultural identity of Essex, its new home.

‘6919 km’ is the culmination of an 18 month project that Lata has been working on with participants in Thurrock and Clacton-on-Sea. Lata says that ‘the rickshaw celebrates the life and culture of Essex, depicting its diversity and rich cultural heritage.

My own experiences from childhood to present day, have allowed me to relive many memories and I hope that it will create many more for everyone in the future. I would especially like to thank all of the participants that have helped me to restore the rickshaw and particularly Arts Council England and Essex County Council who have supported the project’.

The exhibition is taking place in the gallery on the ground floor of the Thameside Complex and will be open daily, except Sunday, until Thursday the 24th March.

Following the exhibition the rickshaw will travel to Clacton-on-Sea on Saturday 26th March for a parade along the Promenade to Jaywick Martello Tower.


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