‘Sense of line’ – Exhibition of drawings by Imtiaz Dharkar – 2019
An example of a grant that assisted an artist/poet and also contributed to students' learning experience.
The Leeds Phil & Lit grant was used to frame prints by artist and poet Imtiaz Dharker, a British woman of South Asian background. Students on a postgraduate course took part in the interpretation, installation and evaluation of the project.
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