Collect, 2013

The Crafts Council invited Narielwalla to be one of 11 artists to show in their project space at Collect 2013 at the Saatchi Gallery. A series of five paper sculptures affixed on perspex slabs inspired by military uniforms from the British Raj and informed by the TV series Far Pavilions. The series, titled Love Gardens was inspired by the love story between the English officer and an Indian Princess, where Narielwalla imagined the tale between the English officer and the artist.

Block Party, 2011

In 2011 the Crafts Council invited visual artist Lucy Orta to curate a national touring exhibition inspired by the tailor. Narielwalla was commissioned to make an installation piece inspired by a man swimming in the negative space of tailoring pattern placement. The show toured around the country and notably showed at Smith’s Row in St Bury Edmunds, The National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny Ireland, and Walk Museum and Gallery in Leicester. The show also included artists Yinka Shonibare MBE, Shelley Fox and Charlotte Hodes. The exhibition also commissioned a film Negative Space discussing Narielwalla’s work using tailoring patterns as objects in themselves that have informed an art practice.

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“Negative Space: revealing the bespoke process” by Federico Urdaneta