Gallery Preview: Saturday 13 May 2017
2 May 2017
Sat 13 May / 1-3pm / RSVP to art.gallery@southampton.
gov.uk or 023 8083 4536
13 May – 19 August
An exhibition of costumes and performances bringing together the culture and traditions of Southern India, the Caribbean, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Exploring the heritage of centuries of grassroots culture, the exhibition and activities that form Kathakali meets Carnival unites storytelling through striking visual imagery, the sacred theatre of Southern India and flamboyant carnivals of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the Caribbean.
The exhibition will feature the highly colourful and eye-catching costumes owned by The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company and worn by Kathakali performers through the centuries, displayed alongside carnival costumes and parade exhibits from the New Carnival Company.