Previous AA2A Artist

Anisha Parmar

Artform:
Jewellery / Body Sculpture
Year:
2021-22
Location:
Banks Mills Studios, Derby
Influences:
Alexander McQueen, Manish Arora, Iris Van herpen, Hussien Chalayan
Email:
hello@anishaparmar.com
Social link:
Project summary:

As more of a commercial jewellery designer, I feel determined to explore and go back to the cross over between Fashion and Art and how I can project this through the ‘Empowering Adornment’ project. This opportunity will allow me to develop and explore my material research, as well and tap into resources that will enable me to develop my auto-ethnographic skills of artistic research. Through the medium of adornment I will explore the above notions and delve into a body of reach and development to create statement body pieces that will open up a dialogue of multiculturalism and taking objects out of their proposed context. Linked to the British Asian identity, is the effects of colonialism and how this dictates a historical link to Britain and India and a basis for the now, British Asian Diaspora. I am fascinated by the contrast of Britains in India during the Raj and British Asians/ Asian migrants now. I will explore the displacement of objects both collected through the migrant journey of my family and ‘acquired’ objects during the British Raj. Through ‘Empowered Adornment’ in the form of crowns and body pieces, I aim to explore how I can claim back these ‘acquired’ pieces through my own adornment manifestations.

As more of a commercial jewellery designer, I feel determined to explore and go back to the cross over between Fashion and Art and how I can project this through the ‘Empowering Adornment’ project. This opportunity will allow me to develop and explore my material research, as well and tap into resources that will enable me to develop my auto-ethnographic skills of artistic research. Through the medium of adornment I will explore the above notions and delve into a body of reach and development to create statement body pieces that will open up a dialogue of multiculturalism and taking objects out of their proposed context. Linked to the British Asian identity, is the effects of colonialism and how this dictates a historical link to Britain and India and a basis for the now, British Asian Diaspora. I am fascinated by the contrast of Britains in India during the Raj and British Asians/ Asian migrants now. I will explore the displacement of objects both collected through the migrant journey of my family and ‘acquired’ objects during the British Raj. Through ‘Empowered Adornment’ in the form of crowns and body pieces, I aim to explore how I can claim back these ‘acquired’ pieces through my own adornment manifestations.

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