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Jinnah women ‘open gates’ to their own exhibition
9:44am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
THE Fusilier Museum is proving the gateway to the staging of a new exhibition.
A new five-week project has started, using museum images and uniforms to inspire the Asian women’s group from Bury’s Jinnah Centre to create their own uniform.
As part of the Opening the Gates initiative, the group has met with local artist Cat Jessop to explore the museum, discover famous Fusiliers and wrap each other in newspaper to create their very own paper costume.
In the next three weeks, the women are to learn the art of silk painting, culminating with an exhibition launch at the Moss Street museum on Wednesday, March 13.
Opening the Gates is inspired by the closing of the gates ceremony at the Wagah border between India and Pakistan. The museum and women’s group are focusing on how the gates can be opened and people can be welcomed to the museum.
Helen Field, museum manager, said: “We are delighted to be working with the women from the Jinnah Centre. We want to combine the rich Fusilier heritage with the vibrant Asian culture of the Jinnah Centre. We look forward to opening the gates of the museum with our brand new exhibition.”