Untitled © Arpita Shah

Join us for the official opening of Nalini by Arpita Shah and celebrate the new year with a new exhibition at Impressions Gallery.

Developed across India, Kenya and the UK, Arpita Shah’s Nalini is a personal journey exploring the entwined histories of Arpita’s mother, her grandmother, and herself. Exploring migration, distance and loss, the exhibition includes contemporary portraits, forgotten family photographs, alongside heirloom objects central to Arpita’s story.

A Street Level Photoworks touring exhibition supported by Creative Scotland and Hope Scott Trust.

Free event, all welcome.

Top image: Untitled © Arpita Shah


  • Exhibition Opening with Arpita Shah — Impressions Gallery

    Arpita Shah

    Arpita Shah (b. 1983, Ahmedabad, India) is an artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture, heritage and identity meet. She graduated from Napier University in Edinburgh in 2006. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography (2013); Tramway in Glasgow (2014); Focus Festival in Mumbai, India (2015); Chobi Mela IX in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2017); and Autograph APB in London (2018). She is the recipient of the 2019 Light Work + Autograph ABP Artist-in-Residence programme in Syracuse NY to develop Nalini into a photobook. Shah undertook a residency at Street Level in 2011/12 from which she produced the series Nymphaeaceae, premiered in 2012, and the series Dear Green Place shown recently on The Travelling Gallery (2018) and as part of an exchange with Photofusion, London in February 2019. Her series Portrait of Home, a Festival 2014 commission, was shown at Trongate 103 and as part of Street Level’s Commonwealth Family Album in public sites during the Commonwealth Games in 2014, then touring to a number of community venues in Glasgow.

Nalini’s Hand © Arpita Shah
Nalini’s Hand © Arpita Shah
Choti © Arpita Shah
Choti © Arpita Shah
Exhibition Opening with Arpita Shah — Impressions Gallery