Tuesday 20th July 2021
RIVERLEY EXHIBITION | GRIFFIN ARTS FESTIVAL
Artist-in-Residence Nisha Duggal presents her collaborative work with Year 5 pupils at Riverley Primary School in the Main Hall as part of The Griffin Arts Festival 2021. This is the collective effort of the past few months of workshop programming funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. All the pupils' family and friends were invited to view the exhibition with includes early footage from a film commission to be screened at ROSL Clubhouse during Open London on 4-5 September.
This was the first time pupils could see their collective projects related to heritage and our communities on display. The exhibition was wonderfully guided by some Year 5 volunteers, explaining the Show and Tell photograph series of personal objects, the process of designing flags (both small and large) and the sound recordings which feature in the film footage.
Show and Tell photograph series
Personal Flags, small canvas flags decorated with symbolic emblems
In the centre of the space was a looping 3 minute video showing footage Nisha had recorded during visits to ROSL Clubhouse in The Mountbatten Room, Drawing Room and The Hall of India and Pakistan, interspliced with Riverley Primary School students during their workshops.
Nisha Duggal, film excerpt recorded at ROSL Clubhouse and Riverley Primary School
Larger flags installed over the gym apparatus were a result of the final workshop using pasted fabric samples and the starting point for Nisha's five ROSL flags which will be displayed prominently outside the Headquarters this autumn. All the participants and their friends and family will be invited to visit the Clubhouse to see the final result, tour the building and watch Nisha's film in September - ROSL ARTS is looking forward to their visit.
Prototype large flags made from pasted fabric samples
Exhibition tour provided by Riverley Primary School