Imtiaz DharkerNew North and South
Friday 20th Oct 2017, 1pm
Manchester Art Gallery
Poet, artist and documentary filmmaker Imtiaz Dharker will be writing this year’s Manchester Art Gallery co-commission, responding to solo exhibitions from South Asian artists Neha Choski, Risham Syed, Mehreen Murtaza, Waqas Khan, Tentative Collective and Hetain Patel. The exhibitions are part of New North & South, an ambitious three-year programme of contemporary art celebrating the shared heritage of South Asia and The North of England. Born in Pakistan, but living for many years in Britain, Imtiaz is a receipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the Cholmondeley Award and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her collections include Purdah, Postcards from god, I speak for the Devil and The terrorist at my table, Leaving Fingerprints and Over the Moon. Her poems are on the GCSE and A Level English syllabus, and she regularly reads with other poets at Poetry Live! events all over the country to more than 25,000 students a year. ‘If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker,’ said Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Age Suitability 14+
Tickets - Free - Booking is advised