Uganda Stories exhibition in Nottingham tells stories of post-colonial exile and loss

Artist Sunil Shah’s Uganda Stories exhibition will be held at the New Art Exchange Gallery from 17th January to 8th March 2015.

Shah, who is an artist and curator based in Oxford, uses his exhibition Uganda Stories to explore personal themes linked to his family’s roots and heritage as Uganda Asians, and the wider narratives of exile, memory and loss.

In 1972, President Idi Amin of Uganda accused Asians in the country of monopolising the economy and not integrating with indigenous Ugandans. He then ordered their expulsion from Uganda, a move that forced about 80.000 people to leave Uganda.

Shah, who was only three years old at the time, was forced to come with his family to the UK, leaving their lives and possessions behind.

Growing up in Britain, Shah’s account addresses a search of his family’s past in defining his own cultural identity as South Asian, Ugandan and British.

Exhibition: Uganda Stories by Sunil Shah
Dates: from 17th January to 8th March 2015
Admission: Free
Opening Times:
Monday: 10:30 – 15:30
Tuesday to Friday: 10:30 – 18:00
Saturday: 9:30 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:30 – 17:00
Venue: New Art Exchange, 39 – 41 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham NG7 6BE