Saroj Patel: Interwoven

23 March 2024 - 25 April 2024

TAH is proud to present the debut solo exhibition of artist Saroj Patel, whose work explores her contrasting and sometimes conflicting identities as a British Indian woman. Patel’s sculptures celebrate community, Indian culture and personal upbringing by drawing on cultural traditions. Growing up in the north of England surrounded by a large Indian community has inspired Patel to investigate the aesthetic and ritualistic allure of traditional Indian ceremonies.

Patel’s bold and colourful textile installations create a space that allows the artist to connect the visceral aspects of her identity with the joys and challenges of growing up as a second-generation British Indian woman. Her sculptures present stories that expand on ritualistic practices, myths, Indian astrology, migration, race, identity and gender.

See Exhibition Access details at the bottom of this page

To coincide with Interwoven, the artist will premier a brand-new sculpture, co-created with intergenerational local families and members of TAH’s Studio of Sanctuary, supported by the HARIBO Happiness Together Fund – a collaborative partnership between Community Foundation Wakefield District, HARIBO and Prosper Wakefield.


Click the link below to hear the exhibition audio interpretation

TheArtHouse · Saroj Patel – Interwoven Audio Interpretation

This exhibition is featured in the Main Gallery.

-The Main Gallery is well-lit with no noise.
-There is no seating in the Main Gallery, however, the café is close by and looks into the gallery space. Seats can be taken in the Main Gallery if needed.
-The works in this exhibition include no sound.
-The gallery is Guide and Support dog-friendly (We ask that dogs be kept on leads).
-The room has level access, and allow space for wheelchair/mobility aid/pushchair users or people with Guide dogs to pass comfortably.
-The exhibition includes Audio, Braille, Easier Read and Dyslexia-friendly interpretations.
-Sensory ear defenders are available for use during your visit, and can be picked up at the front desk.

We also offer exhibition private views by appointment.

See our Access Page more information