Arpita Shah: Purdah - The Sacred Cloth

20 Jul 2018 – 3 Nov 2018

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00
12:30 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 21:00

Cost of entry

Free event

Save Event: Arpita Shah: Purdah - The Sacred Cloth10

I've seen this6

People who have saved this event:


Join us at the launch event for our new exhibtion by Arpita Shah, Purdah - The Sacred Cloth.

Arpita Shah’s photographs portray women from the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in Scotland, who practice the tradition of head covering or veiling.


Shah highlights the significance of the Purdah – the ‘sacred cloth’ – and its deeply personal meanings to the women she collaborated with as part of the project. Her portraits seek to address the common misconceptions around the tradition of head covering and veiling through representations of contemporary women who choose to practice this tradition.

Also opening on the evening is a new exhibition by Omar Victor Diop, Liberty / Diaspora.

What to expect? Toggle

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Arpita Shah


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.