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This exhibition brings together the work of 21st century visual artists, Jeremy Bear, Sunara Begum and Dunstan Perera, with that of the 19th century pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Across the centuries and continents this reflects similarities in the way their different personal histories interweave India, Sri Lanka and Britain, and parallels in the way they work and convey their ideas.
Julia Margaret Cameron declared that her photographs should be regarded as art and in Creative Cross-Currents with India and Sri Lanka a selection of her rare images made in Sri Lanka are seen alongside paintings prints, films and an installation made specially for Dimbola by Jeremy Bear, Sunara Begam and Dunstan Perera. They use a variety of media and techniques.
Through the work of these artists experience the authentic atmosphere and colour of village and city life that has inspired and moved them all. Listen to the sounds and see the film and paintings which bring alive Kolkata's spectacular annual, Unesco-recognised, Durga Puja Festival.