Tarla Patel is a Contemporary visual artist based in Coventry, completing an MA in Contemporary Arts at Coventry University in 2019, her practice incorporates a multidisciplinary approach that stems from photography and film. She is the custodian of the Masterji Estate, a photography archive that has been recognised as providing a social documentary of fellow migrants coming to Coventry, UK from the Indian Sub-continent during the post war era to the millennium. Her work has been greatly influenced by the archive and her direction of work primarily run through the ideas of memory, space, and identity. Part of her arts practice investigates the stories of migration and how it connects through generations, and shapes our sense of belonging in the world we live in. Patel retells these stories through a multidisciplinary approach, using photography, film, audio and new technologies.
Tarla’s project during the residency will investigate the idea of how people keep their connections to home, how it creates a sense of belonging through actions of nurture and care. Her project hopes to look at this connection of migration and belonging through the domesticated stories of small-time agriculture. Through the nurturing of plants and flora, families have kept their link to a faraway country alive, and the cultivation of traditions and memories.
In the evening of the 25th November, was the exhition launch. It was a nice event, where we were able to speak to people that had come along about the work. For me the highlight was speaking to some of the people I had interviewed and seeing their reaction and response to their portrait and/or […]Read More
Last week from the 21st November, was the installation (setup) of the Partition Parabels exhibition at Artcore Derby. I spoke to mentor in the weeks leading up to the exhibition and the work I was creating and how it would be set up. How the exhibition would flow, I was also guided on how […]Read More
These images have been taken from Dall-e, I have taken small paragraphs from the audio recordings of the stories I have collected for Seeds to Home. The AI has created was the image might be, a poor rendition in some or one that it is very life like. Like memories, […]Read More
Potraits taken in Diwali, as part of my Artcore residence, In the week leading to Diwali, I went and visited the regular Wednesday art group, at the Charnwood place and spoke to some of the individuals in the group. I asked if they could tell me a time, where they grew something someone had given […]Read More
Diwali Celebrations at Artcore on a wet and rainy evening on the 21st October. The rain did not dampen the bright lights and colours. It was great to be part of the Artcore celebrations in Derby city centre. There were speeches, and dance performaces. I was located in the cabin, taking portraits and recording stories […]Read More
Seeds to home: My name is Tarla Patel, I am a Contemporary Artist based in Coventry, I am also the custodian of my family’s photography archive, which has greatly influenced my direction of work, the Masterji Photography archive. Memory, space, and identity primarily run through my arts practice, the stories of migration and how it […]Read More