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Harrow Arts Centre calls for creative submissions from Tamil community

Harrow Arts Centre, the prestigious heritage building in the London borough of Harrow will be hosting an exhibition to mark Tamil Heritage Month 2023.

For the exhibition which "aims to creatively explore the rich heritage of the Tamil community", the arts centre is calling on members of the Tamil community to submit artwork which creatively expresses their heritage and culture.

In it's callout the centre says:

We welcome all art forms including creative writing, poetry, textiles, illustration, painting, photography, and ornamental (small scale) sculpture.

If you’re struggling for inspiration, start with the question ‘What does Tamil Heritage Month mean to you?’

The deadline for submitting is Monday 12th December 2022.

January is a significant month for Tamils, coinciding with the Tamil festival of Thai Pongal. January 2023 will mark London's second Tamil Heritage Month after it was recognised by the London Assembly in 2021.

The recent release of Census 2021 results revealed that Harrow was the local authority with the highest proportion of Tamil speakers in England and Wales.

To submit: Please deliver your artwork to the box office at Harrow Arts Centre clearly labelled with your full name, a contact number, and a brief description of the artwork of no more than 50 words. This will be used later for the captions for the exhibition. Alternatively, if you would like to post the artwork, please address it to: Participation, Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 4EA.

See full details here.

Featured artwork: Jaffna Library by Sagi Thilipkumar.

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