October, 2018
An international touring exhibition combining contemporary fine art and participatory arts practices

Beautiful Life: Memory and Nostalgia was the second major collaboration between curator, artist and academic Ming Turner and Charnwood Arts and involved the creation of a programme of exhibitions and participatory work that took place in the UK and Taiwan. 


The exhibitions involved artists from the UK, Taiwan, India, Poland, Pakistan, Philipines, USA and Egypt and took place at the beautiful South Hill Park in Bracknell and Atkin's Gallery in Hinckley, UK and at Pier 2 Art District in Kaohsiung. 


Charnwood Arts involvement encompassed joint planning work with Ming and working with her to secure funding for the exhibition from Arts Council England. Paul Gent exhibited work produced for Charnwood Arts in relation to National Holocaust Memorial Day and undertook a participatory project involving hundreds of children and young people in the UK part of the project. He also worked with visitors as active participants in creating new works in Kaohsiung. 


Charnwood Arts were also involved in making three films related to the themes of Beautiful Life and a post project website. 


A Charnwood Arts Project
Supported by: 
A collaborative project between Ming Turner
Charnwood Arts and multiple partners: Full list is in the catalogue.