My Journey

Ranbir’s Journey

My work over the last twenty-one years in the United Kingdom has been extended in different art forms, mainly Indian embroidery, fabric silk painting, tie and die, doll making and Rangoli. The richness of the work has been exquisitely on display in solo exhibitions, people’s shows, hospitals, schools, community centres, museums, and art galleries. As a visual artist, my work was on display over a vast amount of countries, visiting Johannesburg, Seattle, Adelaide and many others. I have worked increasingly towards the cohesion of East-West cultures beyond the boundaries throughout the United Kingdom.

Solo Exhibitions

DateExhibition NameLocation
2019A Journey Through coloursWednesbury Museum & Art Gallery
2018A Life in ColourSunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
2018Display for Woman's International DaySandwell College
2017Exhibition to celebrate Ravindass Gurus' BirthdayKanshi Studio
2016Contemporary ArtThe Makaan South Shields
2016Craft FairWednesbury Town Hall
2015The Light ProjectWashington Arts Centre
2015My Diwali HomeSouth Shields
2014Eco Centre with Fleet ArtsDerby Arts
2014Environmental Rangoli InstallationSilk Mill Museum - Derby
2014Portraits of Bhagat SinghMela - Nottingham
2013Comtemporary RangoliHadden Hill
2013Celetebration of 100 Years of BollywoodGreat Linkford Arts - Milton Keynes
2013Portrait of Amitabh BackchanThe Public - Birmingham
2008Woven WordsMuseum & Art Galery - Derby
2007Rangoli CreationMedia & Photography Museum
2007Colours of Asia ExhibitionBilston Craft Centre
2007Rangoli Creation for Big DrawBilston Craft Centre
2007Rangoli Flower CreationIAB Dinner - ICC Birmingham
2006Fruit and vegetable CreationACME Whistles - Birmingham
2006Celebration of Healthy Eating ProjectLyng Community Centre - West Bromwich & Birmingham
2006Rangoli Creation with Coloured SandShipley Museum & Art Gallery - Gateshead
2006Fresh Flower CreationsQuayside - Newcastle Upon Tyne
2006Rangoli CreationArbeia Roman Fort & Museum - South Shields
2006Rangoli Creation with Oil, Garlic & ChilliesHartlepool Marine
2006Rangoli Creation with Eggs and Bird FoodDorman Museum - Middlesborough
2006Rangoli Creation with Wheat Grains & Clay PotsSegedunum Roman Fort
2006Rangoli Creations with Marbles & SandThe Bowes Museum - County Durham
2006Rangoli Creation with Coloured RiceBeamish - The North of England Open Air Museum
2006Rangoli Creation with Fresh FlowersSunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
2006Rangoli Creations with Wool, Fish & Coloured SandBerwick Museum Gymnasium - Berwick Upon Tweed
2006Rangoli Creation with Fruit & VegetiblesSWEDA - West Bromwich
2006Rangoli Creation with Fresh FlowersFerns Art Gallery - Hull
2005Floating RangoliGalton Valley - Smethwick
2005Rangoli CreationSouthampton Mela
2005Committee of the Regions ConferenceICC Birmingham
2005Artsfest FestivalMuseum and Art Gallery - Birmingham
2005Rangoli CreationTown Hall Matlock
2004South Asian Arts FestivalEagle Centre - Derby
2004Rangoli CreationLuton Mela - Luton
Kaynsham Music Festival - Bristol
City Pride - Winston Green Prison Birmingham
2004Rangoli Silk Road EventBritish Library - London
2004Launch of BBC at MailboxThe Mailbox - Birmingham
2004Rangoli CreationThe Scotish National Portrait Gallery - Edinburgh
2004Flower RangoliBury St Edmunds Arts Gallery - Suffolk
2004Floral RangoliAssembly Hall - Derby
2004Season of the Asian Arts FestivalDerby
2003Rock FestivalBrittany - France
2003Collide, Floating RangoliCustard Factory - Birmingham
2003Conference at Visitors CentreHMP Brinsford - Staffordshire
2003Rangoli CreationsStills Gallery - Scotland
2003Weekend BreakHoward Johnson - West Bromwich
2003One Woman ShowTown Hall - Newcastle upon Tyne
2003DecibelLowry Place - Manchester
2003British waterways and CraftspaceFazely Canal - Birmingham
2003Artsfest WeekendIkon Gallery - Birmingham
2003Rangoli CreationStar City - Birmingham
2002Riches of StitchesGuildhall Theatre - Derby
2002Spirit Festival Fusion RangoliCannon Hill Park - Birmingham
2002Rangoli Creation (WOMAD)Athens - Greece
2002Shine FestivalTipton Sports Academy
2002Riches of StitchesHadden Hill House - Birmingham
2002Art and Business Advisor of the year Jaguar AwardCoventry
2002Riches of StitchesDerby
2002Black Country Creative Partnership LaunchThe New Art Gallery - Walsall
2001World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD)Australia - Adelaide
2001BatikHeartland Hospital - Birmingham
2001Creation of RangoliHill Fields - Coventry
2001Visual Arts from IndiaIsle of Wight
2000Revolution, Worlds Largest RangoliICC Birmingham
2000Threads of TimeDerby Multicultural Centre - Derby
2000SplashStockport, Bury, Sale, Oldham & Manchester
2000Taste of South AsiaNottingham
2000Creation of Rangoli (WOMAD)South Africa - Johannesburg
Spain - Canceres
USA - Seattle
Italy - Sicily
Czechoslovakia - Prague
Gran Canary islands - Las Palmas
1999Out of the FramePakistani Community Centre - Burton upon Trent
1999PhulkariWalsall Museum and Art Gallery
1999TextileHeartland Hospital - Birmingham
1999Vaisakhi CelebrationPerry Bar - Birmingham
1998BandhaniNewark Art Gallery - Leicester
Bilston Craft Gallery
Collins Gallery - Glasgow
Banksfield Museum - Halifax
Bradford Industrial Museum
1997VasakhiHandsworth Park - Birmingham
1997Zedaish, An Explanation of culture through tradition and decorationsTown Hall - West Bromwich
1997TransformationsCouncil House - Oldbury
1996Threads of MemoryWednesbury Museum & Art Gallery
Hadden Hill House - Cradley Heath
1996Sharing the SecretBrew House - Burton upon Trent
1995Sandwell Asian Arts FestivalHollylodge High School - Smethwick
1995Question of Status, The Development of South Asian Arts in Britain Birmingham
1994The People’s ShowWalsall Museum & Art Gallery Walsall
1994IndianHereford & Worcester
1994VasakhiHandsworth Park - Birmingham
1994One Woman ShowMAC - Birmingham
1993TextileAccrington Town Hall - Accrington
1993Roshni, Asian Woman Culture ExhibitionWalsall
1993VasakhiHandsworth Park
1993Mid Pennines ArtsBurnley
1992The Peoples ShowWalsall Museum & Art Gallery
1992Little Things mean a lotBotanical Gardens - Birmingham
1992VasakhiHandsworth Park - Birmingham
1991VasakhiHandsworth Park - Birmingham
1990Bharti KalakirtiaThe Cave - Moseley
1990Guru Teg GurudwaraLeicester
1990ArtsNottingham Castle
1989Eastern ArtLord Kristna Temple - Leamington Spa
1989Exhibition from the EastWednesbury Museum & Art Gallery
1989Shri Guru Nanak GuruswaraSmethwick
1988A.I.F.A.C. A Rafi MargNew Delhi
1988Art from the East/One Woman ShowMuseum & Art Gallery Leamington Spa

Group Exhibitions

DateExhibition NameLocation
2018Heritage Textiles ExhibitionSoho House - Birmingham
2017Rainbow Threads ExhibitionSWEDA - West Bromwich
2017Opening of Rainbow Threads Exhibition by Mayor of SandwellMuslim Community Centre - Tipton
2017Eastern Arts ExhibitionDhan Nirankari Mission - Wednesbury
2012Diva Making & Rangoli Patterns ExhibitionHemingford Grey Primary School
2011Woman's Fashion ShowBingley Hall
2009Sewing ProjectCraft & Space - Birmingham
2009Diwali Display of Eastern EmbroiderySeaburn Centre - Sunderland
2008Identity ProjectMuseum & Art Gallery - Derby
2008Textile Banner DisplayGayton Community Centre - West Bromwich
2008TextilesArt Gallery - Wolverhampton
2008Art in ActionOxford
2007Made in the MiddleA tour exhibition of the UK (28 locations)
2005Homefront - My Wedding DressGalto Valley Canel
2004Shimmering Colours of IndiaShipley Art Gallery - Gateshead
2004Unfold StoriesKedleston Hall Derby
2003Record Breaking RangoliArts Spark - Nottingham
2003Palliative Care TouringConygre Centre - Tipton, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Compton House & Warwick Road Temple
2003Launch of Food is Fun Recipe BookWood Lane Community Centre - West Bromwich
2003Rangoli A FloatBritish Waterways & Craftspace
2003WOMAD FestivalWOMAD Festival - Reading
2003Sea of Hands ProjectSandwell Show
2003Launch of Rangoli ProjectSimpson Street Day Care Centre
2002Spirit Fusion RangoliCannon Hill Park - Birmingham
2002Made In SandwellHadden Hill House, Oak House, Wednesbury, Museum Art Gallery & Sandwell Valley
2002Full CircleCheltenham School & Sixth Form - Cheltenham
2002TextilesGreat Bridge Comunity Forum - Birmingham
2001BBC LiveNottingham
2001Apani Kahani Creation of Textile Story BookLeamington Spa Library
2000Past, Present & Future Millenium QuiltKings Square - West Bromwich -
1997Shamina - The Magic TentVictoria & Albert Museum - Leeds
1997Prayer MatTown Hall - West Bromwich
1996Sharing the SecretBrew House - Burton upon Trent
1995PhulkariMAC - Birmingham
1995Threads of TimeCouncil House - Oldbury
1995BhandaniMAC - Birmingham
1993Crafts from a Golden TraditionWednesbury Museum & Art Gallery - Birmingham
1900VariousA tour exhibition of the UK (37 locations)

Commissions

DateComissionLocation
2019Rangoli InstallationKedleston Hall - Derby
2019Rangoli installationBaseldon Park - Reading
2018LITE ProjectWest Bromwich
2017Permanent Rangoli LogoBadshah Palace - Birmingham
2016Permanent Rangoli Piece for Wedding(R&H) Coventry
2016Dolce & Gabanna Diwali Flower RangoliLondon
2016Rangoli InstallationsEast End Foods - Birmingham
2014Rangoli InstallationUniversity of Westminster - London
2013Installation of Comtemporary PeacockBritish Library - London
2013Contempotary Rangoli Installation from Floor to Ceiling SymposiumUniversity of Westminster London
2013Contempotary Rangoli InstallationBristol Zoo - WOMAD
2010Logo CreationOcker Hill Primary School
2010Rangoli CreationSt Patricks Catholic Primary School
2010Hockley in Bloom with Ladies from Graham StreetHockley - Gurdwara
2009Rangoli CreationBritish International School - Abu Dhabi
2009Rangoli CreationWOMAD Festival - Abu Dhabi
2007Logo CreationACME Whistles
2007Eight Pieces of Rangoli DesignsBashundora Restaurant - Sutton Coldfield
2006Logo CreationGreets Green Childrens Centre
2005Four SeasonsSt Johns CE Primary School - Ladywood
2005Four SeasonsCapehill Primary School - Smethwick
2004Ansoo Textile BookAsian Woman Centre - Dudley
2004International QuiltsShipley Art Gallery
2004Floral Rangoli Launch at BBCMailbox - Birmingham
2004Khanda SymbolGuru Nanak Gurudwara - Smethwick
2004Textile BannerKedleston Hall Derby
2004Multicultural BannerWolverhampton Museum & Art Gallery
2003Floral Floating RangoliCustard Factory - Birmingham
2003Doll BannerWolverhampton
2003Logo CreationGreets Green Partnership - West Bromwich
2003Rangoli CreationBrittany - France
2003Untold StoriesKedleston Hall Derby
2003Panel Installed on to Pillars that supported the Ring RoadHillfields & Folshill - Coventry
2002Rangoli CreationQueens Jubilee
2001FabricationNottingham
2001Edible Wedding CakeBristol
2001Camel Scene In Rangoli StyleASRA - Smethwick
2001Tectile Banner & Storybook at the LibraryLeamington Spa
2000Logo CreationWOMAD - Bristol
2000Forward - New Art for a New Century, Highlighted by Sir Simon Rattle
2000Phoenix Rising – New Years Eve RangoliOrchard Shopping Centre - Coventry
2000Creation of Rangoli World Tour (WOMAD)Johannesburg – South Africa
Caceres – Spain
Seattle – USA
Sicily – Italy
Prague – Czechoslovakia
Las Palmas – Gran Canary Islands
Adelaide – Australia
Brittany – France
Abu Dhabi – UAE
Music Arts & Dance – WOMAD
2000Rangoli CreationStarbucks - Seattle
1999Sikh Wedding SceneBirmingham Museum & Art Gallery
1999Textile PieceHeartland Hospital - Birmingham
1999Rangoli & Textile PieceChest Clinic
1999TorhanThe New Art Gallery - Walsall
1998Rag DollsSave the Children - West Bromwich
1998Sikh Wedding SceneMulticultural Centre - Leamington Spa
1997Tree of LifeWoodgreen Primary School - Wednesbury
1996Rag DollsMulticultural Centre - Smethwick
1996Brides of IndiaSWEDA - West Bromwich
1996Scene of Radha, Krishan & GopiaWednesbury
1995Lotus RangoliHeartland Hospital - Birmingham

Workshops

DateWorkshop DescriptionLocation
2018Visual Art ProjectVisual Art Project with Youth - Tipton Muslim Community Centre
2018Textile ProjectSeventh Day Adventish Church - Handsworth
2018Knitting SessionsThird Age - Smethwick
2017Rangoli WorkshopPotteries Museum & Art Gallery - Stoke on Trent
2017Rangoli WorkshopStarworks Warehouse - Wolverhampton
2017Hand EmbroideryAge Well UK - Walsall
2017Knitting SessionsThird Age - Smethwick
2017Cooking SessionsTipton Green Primary School - Tipton
2017Table Cloth Embroidery SessionMuslim Community Centre - Tipton
2017Indian CraftsAsian Community - Sparkbrook
2017Fabric Painting SessionEkta Group - Blackheath
2017Block PrintingVictoria Park - Tipton
2017Craft Promotion SessionAge Well UK - Community Engagement Centre Walsall
2017Felt Making SessionsTipton Muslim Community Centre
2016Woman's International Day Rangoli WorkshopWhlist
2016Rangoli WorkshopHoly Trinity School
2016Natkhut Rangoli WorkshopVictoria Park - Smethwick
2016Rangoli WorkshopWilkes Green School Handsworth
2016Cooking SessionsTipton Green Primary School - Tipton
2016Fabric PaintingHalesowen Group - Cradley Heath
2016Hand EmbroideryMuslim Community Centre - Tipton
2016Diwali CelebrationsSikh Education Forum - Edgbaston
2016Embroidery SessionEkta Group - Blackheath
2016Flower MakingEkta Group - Blackheath
2016Art SessionNewhampton Arts Centre - Wolverhampton
2016Healthy EatingJubilee Park - Tipton
2014Fabric Painting & Flower MakingNew Art Gallery - Nottingham
2014Celebrating Diwali Rangoli WorkshopWilkes Green Infant School Handsworth
2014Cushion MakingCarers Group for Third Age - Blackheath
2014Textile ProjectSangani Organisation - Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Residences

DateProject TitleLocation/s
2016Bringing 2 different Art Forms into 1 comtemporary PieceThe Makaan South Shields
2010Threads of South AsiaMRCR Centre – Handsworth
2008Threads of Identity ProjectVSM & Craftspace
2007Rangoli CreationFerens Art Gallery – Hull
2007Textiles Wall Hanging ProjectWestgate Community School
SAMA Festival – Newcastle Upon Tyne
2006Torhan MakingGreets Green Children’s Centre – West Bromwich
2005Rangoli for Different SymbolsCape Hill Primary School – Smethwick
2005Rag Doll MakingGreets Green Children’s Centre – west Bromwich
2004RangoliBury, St Edmonds Art Gallery & Abbey Gardens
2004Textile ProjectSunderland
2004Multicultural Banner MakingDerby
2004Rangoli Four Seasons ProjectSt Johns Primary School – Ladywood
2004Banner MakingPrincess End Primary School
2004Rangoli Project with SchoolsScottish National Portrait Gallery – Scotland
2004Textile ProjectNewcastle Upon Tyne
2004Timepill Project – Rangoli InstallationsThe Public – West Bromwich
2004Multicultural Art ExhibitionWest Bromwich
2004Mayuna Project – Untold StoriesKedleston Hall – Derbyshire
2004Back to RootsBantock House – Wolverhampton
2004Sangini Schat ProjectSunderland
2004Lantern MakingJunction Arts
2003Rangoli CreationStills Gallery Edinburgh – Scotland
2003Henna PatternsNewtown & Lodge Road Primary School
2003Brides of India BannerHollies Family Centre – Birmingham
2003Block paintingLakeside Primary School – Cheltenham
2003Sacred Geometry ProjectBournside School and 6th Form Centre
2003Food Festival ProjectSt Vincent College – Gosport
2003Rangoli AfloatBritish Waterways and Craftspace Touring - Birmingham
2003Sea of Hands ProjectSandwell Show
2003RangoliHoward Johnson Hotel – West Bromwich
2002Rangoli Project – WirralSouthampton & Preston
2001Textile ProjectOsbourne House – Isle of Wight
2001Splash – streets AheadManchester, Bury, Rochdale, Sale & Stockport
2001RangoliGreece – Athens
2000Rangoli Block Painting and Henna PatternsArts Festival in four schools – Portsmouth
2000Artist of the year Human and devine Exhibition – Rangoli and production of Torhan for the galleryThe New Walsall Museum & Art Gallery Walsall
2000Artist of the year Rangoli ProjectChest Clinic – Birmingham
2000Rangoli ProjectsSouth Africa, Spain, Seatle, Italy, Prague, Gran Canaries, Reading, Rochdale, Bury, Derby, Coventry, London, Manchester, Stockport, Preston, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Oxford, Swansea, & Southampton
2000Forward New Art For New CenturyICC – Birmingham
1999Rangoli Project with Recovering PatientsMaternity & Children’s Ward Heartland Hospital
1998BandhaniBankfield Museum – Halifax
1998Torhan Embroidery ProjectMental Health Woman’s Group – Birmingham
1997Tie & Dye ProjectNewark Museum & Art Gallery – Leicester
1997Tie & Dye Wall HangingKent Close Primary School – West Bromwich
Shrubland Comunity Primary School – Leamington Spa
1996Tree of LifeWoodgreen Jnr School – Wednesbury
1996Traditional Textiles from Global VillageShipley Art Gallery – Newcastle Upon Tyne
1996Rag DollsWoodgreen Jnr School – Wednesbury
1995Shipley Art Gallery – Newcastle Upon Tyne
1994Made Eid Special – Caldmore Style & Fashion ProjectWalsall
1993Rajesthani Banner MakingSalvation Army - Aston
1993Puppet Making & Tie and Dye BackdropSummer School BABPA - Leamington Spa
1993St Andrews CE Infant – Westpark
Dunstall High West Bromwich
Christ Church School – Wolverhampton
1991Banner MakingCashmore Middle School - Leamington Spa

Professional Societies

Society NameLocationOriginal
Doll Making ClubBirminghamOriginal
Chamber of CommerceBirminghamOriginal
Midland Leek & HorticulturalBirminghamOriginal

Art Skills

Art Skills
Collage
Costume & Fashion
Environmental Art
Puppetry
Toy Making
Textiles
Rangoli Patterns
Tie & Die
Rag Doll Making
Flower Making
Silk Painting
Banner Making
Embroidery – Punjabi, Gujarat, Rajisthani, Sindh
Indian Block Making
Peg Doll Making
Mirror Work
Clay Reliefs
Henna Designs
Pipli Making
Vegetarian Cuisine
Transcient/Permanent Rangolis

Prizes & Awards

DateProject TitleLocation/s
2017100 Masters Award at Expo EventStarworks - Wolverhampton
2017For being the Cultural Ambassador for NSIs UK on the Eve of Republic DayNew Delhi
2009For being the Role Model Amongst Women NRLS
2008Sword of Honour for Outstanding Services InternationallyNew Delhi
2007Eminet NRI Award for Keeping the Flag of India High in the UKLondon
2007New Rattan AwardNew Delhi
2006Hind Rattan Award for Outstanding Services & AchievementsNew Delhi
2004Eilens Storer Trophy – Best EmbroiderySandwell Show
2003Eilens Storer Trophy – Best Rangoli CreationSandwell Show
2003Grant for Creating Contemporary Clay Relief ExhibitionIkon Gallery
2002Award for Working Nationally & InternationallyLord King – Oldbury
2002Eilens Storer Trophy – Best Biscuits & Sweet RangoliSandwell Show
1999Year of the Artist AwardThe New Art Gallery – Walsall
1999Eilens Storer Trophy – Best EmbroiderySandwell Show
1999Year of the Artist AwardThe Chest Clinic – Birmingham
1998Grant for Research – Transient Art of RangoliWest Midlands Arts
1997Pat Collins Award for the Best Exhibit at the Show
1996Travel Grant for ResearchBHUJ (Gujurat) West Midlands Arts
1994Trophy for the Best Display in Community TrustSandwell Show
19942 Awards6th Birmingham Indian Bazaar – MAC
1993AwardFancy Dress Doll Competition
1991Pincushion – Best in the Canwell ShowWest Midlands Federation of Women Institute
1977Awards for Knitting & CrochetVocational Training College for Women
1976Awards for Jute Projects
Best Russian Doll
Wire Work
Best Doll in Show
Nehru Yuvak Kendra Dehradun – India
1970Best in CookeryUganda

Qualifications

DateQualificationWhere Obtained
2007Course on “Keep it Legal”
2007Course on “How to Carry out Market Research”
2007Course on “Starting up a Small Business”
1996Training in BandhaniBHUJ (Gurarat)
1994A Course in Silk PaintingDe Montford University – Leicester
1986Course on Puppetry in EducationNCERT
1978Doll Making CourseITT Chadigarh
1978Course on Foods & NutritionVocational Training College for Women
1976Vocational Course in TextilesMinistery of Education & Social Welfare New Delhi
1972Treachers TrainingMakere University - Kampala Uganda
1970BAMakere University - Kampala Uganda

Training

DateTrainingLocation
2017Erasmus & Creative Minds Adult EducationIstanbul
2017Praxis Europe - Ismek & Teach Training Course on Felt MakingIstanbul
2004Inset and Training Sessionson Dilwall Festival for the Cultural DiversityNottingham
2004Diwall Pre-School Training Workshop with teachersThe Old Town Hall – Beeston Nottingham
2003Twilight Sessions for Teachers on various Textile TechniquesCannon Maggs C.E. Junior School Bedworth
1999Inset for teachers on Rag Doll Making, Tie & DieTDC Sandwell
1993Inset for TeachersSandwell Education Development Centre – Oldbury
1988Course on Interior DecorationDirectorate of Education – New Delhi
1988Course on “Macrame Articles”Zeenat Mahal School – New Delhi
1987Course on “How to make Flowers using different materials”Directorate of Education – New Delhi
1987Handicraft TrainingHindustan Staff Club – Rohtak – Haryana
1983 - 1989Head of Crafts DepartmentGuru Nanak Public School – Punjabi Bagh – New Delhi
1977 - 1979Craft TeacherNehru Yuvak Kandra – Dehradum

Newspaper Articles

DateNewpaper NameArticle Title
2007Sutton Coldfield ObserverRangoli Night
2007Sutton Coldfield NewsBashundora Guest at Restaurant
2007Sutton Coldfield NewsHigh Commissioner Guest at Restaurant
2006Evening MailJewel of India Shines
2006The ChronicleIndia recognises cultural contribution
2006Express & StarShimmering colours are at the heart of Exhibition
2006Birmingham MailShimmering colours show Indian Culture
2006Halesowen NewsTaste of Indian Culture, Art Display
2006The Asian TodayShimmering Colours of India
2006The ChronicleRaw Ingredients if Colourful Art
2006The Birmingham MailMela Maria
2006Birmingham MailAwash with colour
2006Birmingham ForwardSilk Painting on Eid Mala Canvas
2006Birmingham MailTaste of the East at Festival
2006South Tyne StarGet to Art of Culture
2006Star AdvertiserBright and Beautiful
2006The Northern EchoEdible Art from India
2006Darlington & Stockton TimesDon’t eat this Bowes Artwork
2006What’s OnWorld Cultures North East
2006The Berwick AdvertiserMuseums Indian Welcome
2006Hull Daily MailArt lovers sample culture of India
2006Hull MailShort lived Artwork
2006Yorkshire PostColourful Art form everyday items
2006Sunderland EchoOut and About
2006JournalIndian Patterns
2006Evening ChronicleIndian Art at the Shipley
2006Northern EchoArt Event will offer package to India
2006Evening ChronicleWealth of Cultural Ideas
2006Gateshead Herald & PostA Crafty Way of Getting Folk Involved
2006JournalTyneside Welcomes the World
2006Sunderland EchoProof how art can change your life
2006Shields GazetteGetting to the art of culture
2006Shields Gazette“World Cultures” Northeast (Arbeia)
2006Evening Chronicle“World Culture” Blessed with World Culture
2006Culture MagazineBlessed with World Culture
2006Northern EchoCreating Traditional Indian Art
2006Newcastle Gateshead what’s OnA World of Culture on you doorstep
2005Country Press (Isle of Wight)A Taste for edible Indian Art
2005Halesowen NewsThe Art of Rangoli
2005Halesowen NewsKids cook up an artistic masterpiece
2004The Sikh TimesPalliative Care Exhibition
2004Derby Evening TelegraphFlower Art
2004Express & StarTearful Cameo of Torment
2004Evening MailFestival is a huge success
2003Birmingham MailHealthy Start at school
2003Halesowen NewsThe Art of the matter
2003Birmingham PostGardeners World – Vegetables take on decorative themes
2003Gloucestershire EchoIndian Art of full of beans
2003The News PortsmouthTown dishes up a tasty bit of Art
2003The ChronicleBook shows that food is fun
2003Express & StarThe recipes for a good book
2003Evening MailCanals Pretty Picture
2003City of NottinghamIt’s a record breaker
2003Metro LifeArt of Floating Rangoli
2002Walsall AdvertiserColourful Launch for Creative Partnerships
2002News FocusSouth Asian Palliative Care
2002Sandwell HeraldBest in Show
2002Express & StarPupils try Indian designs
2001Lancashire Evening PostHarmony
2001Ad News WolverhamptonA traditional Indian Touch to floor coverings
2001Courier Leamington SpaArts project brings alive tales from the past
2001Leigh ReporterAsian Art proves a hit with children
2001Evening TelegraphSeeds of a great artwork
2001Evening PostA free feast of fun in Avenham Part celebrates rich mix of traditions
2001Express & StarGetting to grips with Rangoli
2001Sandwell HeraldBest in Show
2001Advertisers NewsKids show of their art talent
2001Express & StarBest of Borough’s artists feature in new exhibition
2001Greets Green Community NewsFood should be fun
2001Daily NewsCancer patients try art scheme
2000Evening Telegraph DerbyArt of Dilwali
2000International News SeatleExperience a world of music
2000Evening TelegraphFloor Mosiac that must fly
2000Evening TelegraphHigh flying big fun from the top
2000Express & StarChat on Artist’s Gallery work
2000Express & StarTour & Chat at Gallery
2000Local Manchester PaperCity Streets come alive with colour & Culture
2000Birmingham TelegraphRevolution for the fun of it
2000Perdesan MonthlyRanbir’s Embroidery on display
2000Express & StarPupils try hand at rangoli
2000ObserverThe Banner Headlines
2000The Advertisers AdelaideIndian art tradition takes a contemporary twist
1998The ChronicleHelping to fund workshops for fans
1998Express & StarRanbir has the show sewn up
1998AWAM Peoples ShowEast meets West
1998Leicester MercuryFabric Craft is all Tied Up
1998Leicester MercuryColourful Show is Tied up in History
1998The ChronicleRanbir to brighten up the show
1998FocusHello Dolly
1998AdvertiserEast meets West in colourful array of Silken Art
1998Lancashire Evening TelegraphIndian Art Festival
1998Lancashire EveningDolly good New Year Show
1998Burton TraderAn Exhibition of Hand Embroidered Suits
1998Sandwell HeraldIt’s Showtime
1998The ChronicleRanbir to brighten up the show
1998Staffordshire NewsIndian Artists put Children In Picture
1998AdvertiserKeeping Art High
1998What’s OnPhulkari Exhibition
1998Sandwell HeraldSandwell Show
1998Express & StarDolled up in Eastery Finery
1998Sandwell ChronicleColourful Cloths on show
1998Express & StarArt with an Eastern Flavour
1998ObserverTest of Artistic Skills
1997Sandwell HeraldArt from Tipton
1997Sandwell ChronicleA textile treat for Tipton Folk
1997Express & StarRanbir’s dolls are a big hit
1997Express & StarHome show for top textiles
1997Express & StarArtist fancies display of fans
1997The ChronicleRanbir’s Rag Dolls
1997Punjab Times InternationalCrafts on display
1997Sandwell HeraldTransferring Tradition
1997Express & StarClass dolled up for Lessons
1997Express & StarMayor discovers hidden talents
1997Sandwell HeraldEmbroidering the Facts
1997Birmingham VoiceAsian Banners
1997Burton TraderLanterns start district tour
1997Burton TraderWoman’s creative work goes on Exhibition Tour
1996The Daily TelegraphBollywood Valentino
1996Express & StarShow a hit before it opens
1996Gateshead PostWarm Welcome for Textile Visitors
1996Burton MailArt & Culture
1996Burton TraderSecret is Out
1996ObserverArtist’s Indian Experience
1996The ChronicleMemories
1996Burton TraderSharing the Secret
1996Sandwell HeraldKiran Arts & Crafts on Display
1995Express & StarWall to Wall Art on show
1995Great Barr ObserverTextile Show is all stitched up
1995Express & StarSpectacular Festival Launch
1995The ChronicleThreads of Time
1995Birmingham Metro NewsStitching up some Gems
1995Indian MailThreads of Time Exhibition
1995Carmarthen JournalAsian Craft Exhibition
1994Express & StarTraders help Arts Project
1994The ChronicleShe creates beautiful embroidery
1994Express & StarCraft on Show
1994The ChronicleRanbir’s skills on show
1994Birmingham VoiceThe first Black Arts File
1994Express & StarArts in the Community
1994The Arts PaperShow Unveils Eastern Crafts
1993Nelson Leader1600 flock to see Asian Festival
1993South Wales Evening PostRaising Profile of Asian Women
1993Lancashire Evening TelegraphAsian Art Show
1993The ChronicleAsian Artist Goes on display
1993The ChronicleCourse full of Eastern Flavour
1993Eastern EyeCrafts from a Golden Tradition
1992The ChronicleRanbirs Dream Dolls
1992Express & StarIndian art is put on display
1992Punjabi GuardianDoll maker Ranbir shows off her skills
1992Walsall ObserverReviving Traditional Textiles
1992Express & StarDoll Maker has Skills
1992Great Barr ObserverWell! Hello Dolly
1992City Express & StarAll her own
1992ObserverCook and sew sessions
1991The ChroniclePopular Asian Art
1991Banbury CitizensArt as Playscheme
1991Evening MailA stitch just in time
1991Express & StarDoll maker turns out a dazzling display
1990Daily NewsNimble Ranbir has the benchmark all sewn up
1990Barr & Bromwich ObserverTraditional touch of Easter Promise
1990The ObserverLibrary comes alive
1990Leicester MercuryA special historical exhibition opens at Sikh Temple in the City
1990The HeathenBharti Khalakirtia – Exhibition of Indian Arts
1990The ObserverFull of Eastern Promise
1990Herald & Post NottinghamFestive Arts
1989Morning NewsShow Embraces two Cultures
1989Ajeet Punjabi NewspaperIndian Artist keeps Indian Culture Alive
1989Trader NewsEastern Art
1989Birmingham Express & StarArt for All Goes on Display
1989Smethwick News TelephoneAsian Arts Show
1989Great Barr ObserverRanbir brings a touch of colour to Wednesbury
1989The Punjabi GuardianSikh Art Exhibition at Smethwich Temple attracted 5,000 visitors

Radio

DateRadio StationProgramme Title
2018Ambur Radio - WalsallHow I became a Successful Artist in the UK
2017Ambur Radio - WalsallExhibition - Rainbow Threads
2017New DelhiInterview on Door Darshan with Journalist O.P. Yadav
2016Spice FM - Newcastle upon TyneInterview to promote short film "Daughter of Earth"
2010The Voice AsiaCreative Day
2007BBC Asian NetworkRole Model in Asian Community Celebrating Woman’s International Day
2007BBC Asian NetworkMade in the Middle Exhibition
2007BBC Radio 1IAB Dinner Party at ICC – Rangoli Welcoming Guests
2006BBC Radio 1Eid Festival & Silk Painting
2006Sunrise RadioRangoli
2005BBC Radio 1Hind Rattan Award - Hadden Hill
2004Nottingham Local Radio StationTalk on Clay Relief Tiles
1999BBC Asian NetworkPainted Prayers
1998Leicester RadioBandhani Touring Exhibition
1997BBC Asian NetworkPipli Exhibition
1995XL RadioPhulka Exhibition
1990BBC Radio 1People’s Show – Dolls Collection

TV & Film

DateTV ChannelProgramme Title
2018Kanshi TVCraft Programmes - Every Wednesday
2017Kanshi TVKalaknitiya (Handicrafts) Programme - Every Wednesday
2017Kanshi TVKitchen King - Open House Tandoori Restaurant Brown Hills
2017Kanshi TVKitchen King - Chactia Bar Cannock
2017Kanshi TVKitchen King - Badshah Palace Great Bar
2017Kanshi TVPromotion of Exhibition Rainbow Threads
2016Akaal Channel - Virse de VarisInterview on Indian Embroidery
2016Film LaunchLaunch of Daughter of Earth @ Marriot Hotel - Newcastle Upon Tyne
2015Northeast Channel Newcastle Upon TyneInterview on "My Diwali Home"
2008Punjabi ChannelJourney of Artist – From Uganda / India & UK
2008Brit AsiaFor Outstanding services & Achievements for keeping Indian Culture alive in the UK
2006BBC 1Midlands News – Textile Exhibition and Rangoli demo. Hind Rattan Award for outstanding services and achievement for keeping Indian Culture alive in the UK
2006BBC 1East Midlands News - “It’s a record breaker the largest Rangoli in the world”
2005Bangladeshi ChannelRangoli Creation in Sunderland
2004ITV 1Water World – First Ever Floating Rangoli on water in the world
2004ITV 1Water World – Kiran’s 14th Boat Birthday Party
1998Channel 4Collected Lot – Embroidery from the East
1998BBC 2Rangoli demo Diwali
1997BBC 1Reflections
1997BBC 1Children In Need – Fan Making
1996BBC 2Bandani (Tye & Dye) demonstation
1986 - 88Door Darshan Indian Television(appeared in 16 Programmes) - New Delhi

Publications

DateWhere PublishedPublication Name
2009Profile - NRI LinkRole Model Amongst Women
2009Abu DhabiArticle
2008Profile - NRI LinkSword of Honour Award
2007In Museums across North-East EnglandRangoli Revealed – Inspirational Art
2007Profile - NRI LinkHind Rattan Award
2007Textile Directory – Shrewsbury
2006Profile - NRI LinkHind Rattan Award
2006ArticleMade in the Middle
2006Value of EveshamRangoli Silk Painting
2004New International QuiltsShimmering Colours of Asia
2004The Ladywood Healthy Living Centre Project ShowcaseOut of Focus
2003WatersideRanbir Pilots Canal Rangoli
2003Nottingham – Khana Peena MagazineRice One
2003Rangoli AfloatBritish Waterways Monthly
2003Helping HandsHelping Hands
2003The Arts and Their ContributionBritish Waterways
2003A Vision of the Future CalendarFood is Fun project
2003Greets Green Community MagazineFeature on Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Recipes
2003Hampshire Food FestivalPainting with Food
2003Greets Green MagazineUnveiling the “Food is Fun” recipe book
2003Greets Green MagazineRangoli Map of Greets Green
2003Black Country Women’s Developmental NetworkArtist Launches new Website
2003Greets Green Community MagazineFood is Fun
2003Kiran Arts & Crafts the FinalistsCelebrating the success of Asian Owned Businesses in the Black Country
2003World’s Largest RangoliLift in the City of Nottingham - It’s a Record Breaker
2002Greets Green Community MagazineSummer Salads
2002SandpaperProfile of an Artist
2002SandpaperBringing Groups Together – Working with Communities
2002Black Country Woman’s Development NetworkNew Exhibition for Renowned Local Artist
2002Strong HeritageExciting Future
2002Greets Green MagazineRanbir’s Mexican Bean Salad
2001The Drawing Room / Campaign DrawingRangoli Pattern based on Children’s Design – Nottingham Asian Arts Coucil & Apna Arts
2001Black Country Woman’s Developmental NetworkWoman of the Month
2001Jaguar MagazineSeeds of Great Art Work – Award Ceremony at Jaguar Part, Coventry
2001SandpaperRangoli & Diwali
2001Creative LinkRangoli meets Wall Dressing
2001Creative Links, Arts & Education in the District of BolsoverRangoli & Asian Visual Arts
2001WOMAD Articles on RangoliSeattle Adelaide and Johannesburg
2000Forward FestivalA Wonderful Ten Year Journey of Artistic Exploration
2000Sandwell Millennium Show“Shamiana” – The Mughal Tent
2000Femina Magazine (India)Feature on Rangoli at Mega Mela NEC Birmingham
2000Pardesan MonthlyTextile Expert
2000Sandpaper MillenniumDhamaka - An Explosion of Fire & Light
2000SandpaperElders Display Creative Talents
2000SandpaperMughal Tent Dazzles
2000Asians in the Millennium
2000WOMAD ReadingGrounded in Caceres – Rangoli comes to Spain
1999Hearth & Soul NewsletterBirmingham Heartland & Solihull Hospital
1998SandpaperChanging Views
1998Mega Mela BBCRoyal Rangoli
1998SPICE Asian Magazine of the YearCrafting Tradition
1998The Lichfield District Council MagazineIn Touch
1997SandpaperFrom Rags to Riches
1997SandpaperSouth Asian Arts Festival
1997SandpaperTextile Talent on Show in London & Transforming Tradition
1996SandpaperBig Success for South Asian Arts Festival
1995Crafts from a Golden Tradition – The Development of South Asian Craft in Britain
1995SandpaperTipton Fire Festival & Sew Beautiful
1995SandpaperSew Beautiful
1994African / Caribbean / Asian Arts Festival
1994Challenge NewsEmbroidery Techniques
1994Arts Into HealthArts into Health & Good Practice
1993South Asian Contemporary Visual Festival
1993Sampad NewsletterIntroducing Artist
1993Sampad Autumn NewsletterCraft Project – Riches of Stitches
1992Pardesan Monthly MagazineDolls Display at Walsall Museum & Art Gallery
1992JournalThe Peoples Show 2
1992Resource Pack from SampadHands on South Asian Crafts
1990Heathen ReviewBharti Kalarithia – An Exhibition of Indian Arts & Crafts
1990Commissioned RangoliThe Spirit of Roots Commissioned
1989The ChronicleG.N.P.S. Handicrafts Admired Abroad
1988The ChronicleA Basket full of Roses
1987The ChronicleFrom Dustbin to Showcase
enlightenment.
“A wise man once said, Accept me as I am so I may learn what I can become.”
Ranbir