Relaxed Exhibition Viewing: Beyond the Page


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Accessible Events

15 October 2023 - 21 January 2024

Our Relaxed Exhibition Viewings are quiet hours tailored to support visitors with neurodivergence, inclusive of communication or sensory needs, autism and learning disabilities.

Sensory Scout Kits are available on entry to the Gallery with ear defenders and sensory aids included. The hand dryers in the toilets are switched off and tickets are limited to reduce the number of people in the galleries.

If you would like any information in advance of your visit please contact our Inclusion Coordinator, Rosie May on

Dates and times

19 November, 10 – 11am

17 December, 10 – 11am

21 January, 10 – 11am

About the exhibition

Beyond the Page explores how the traditions of South Asian miniature painting have been reclaimed and reinvented by modern and contemporary artists, taken forward beyond the pages of illuminated manuscripts to experimental forms that include installations, sculpture, and film.

The exhibition features work by artists from different generations working in dialogue with the miniature tradition, including Hamra Abbas, David Alesworth, Nandalal Bose, Noor Ali Chagani, Lubna Chowdhary, Adbur Rahman Chughtai, Samuel Fyzee-Rahamin, N.S. Harsha, Howard Hodgkin, Ali Kazim, Bhupen Khakhar, Jess MacNeil, Imran Qureshi, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Mohan Samant, Nilima Sheikh, Willem Schellinks, the Singh Twins, Shahzia Sikander and Abanindranath Tagore.

Contemporary works are shown alongside examples of miniature painting dating as far back as the mid-16th century drawn from major collections including The Victoria & Albert Museum and The British Museum, many on public display for the first time.

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