Smethwick, 1991

“It was the ‘My Mother, My Daughter, Myself’ project that initially got me involved with Jubilee Arts. It was a project that started in Smethwick and was made into a photographic exhibition.  Sandwell has one of the largest Asian communities and there were not many visual images of this community and even less of Asian Women. Jubilee Arts came up with a concept of depicting Asian Women as Mothers, Daughters or simply as themselves. At that time, this allowed me to show my career as a Fashion Designer and also other Asian Women who held key roles in the area, highlighting themselves and their daughters and mothers. The exhibition had its opening at the Council House in Oldbury and received praise for its forward thinking. The project instilled in me an interest in Women’s Development and led me to manage Sandwell Women’s Enterprise Development Agency (SWEDA) over a 14 year period.”

Gurminder Sehint joined the Board of Management of Jubilee Arts later in the 1990’s and went onto manage a number of regeneration projects in Birmingham.

You can find out more about the ‘My Mother, My Daughter, Myself’ in project case studies.