Blurred Lines: Exploring Art & Identity
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Exploring how society validates or invalidates Art and artists creative expression with their perspectives.

In this webinar Harkirat Kaur Assi uses her own long relationship with the Arts to delve into the increasing correlations and relationships it has with the themes of heritage, culture and identity.

Though Harkirat is currently the Artistic Director for Punjab Arts CIC, she has worked with artists of many cultures and many disciplines in the UK. Within these realms, she explores how the Arts are such an important form of creative self-expression for artists and how society validates or invalidates Art and artists with their perspectives and whether this is okay.

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