The University of Reading Art Collection in partnership with Reading Museum are hosting artist-in-residence, Saranjit Birdi, in a project entitled Drawing Diversity.

This project uses the Rubens to Sickert: The Study of Drawing exhibition to pose questions around diversity in drawing practices, to lead on a programme of related activities, and to produce a new commission for the University of Reading Art Collection.

Saranjit Birdi’s practice is a synthesis of Drawing, Dance, Music and Architecture. Trained as an Architect and pulling on his experience as a jazz musician (percussionist) and dancer, his drawing practice uses the whole body as a tool, its ‘totipotentiality’, and associated social and physical limitations.

This residency was made possible with a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund and funding from Arts Council England awarded to Museums Partnership Reading via their National Portfolio Organisation programme.

All photographs reproduced with permission of Saranjit Birdi