Bloodlines by Various

Bloodlines was developed by Indian artist Nalini Malani and Pakistani artist Iftikhar Dadi and is possibly the first collaborative work between artists from both countries.


Sequins, fabric, board, ixed media
16 panels, each: 38 x 33 x 2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£11,500 ( Total: £22,500)
Acquired in:
Green Cardamom Gallery

Using sequins the contours of the Radcliffe lines are mapped across the 16 panels; these lines defined the 1947 borders of Pakistan. The red border lines run across the panels as lines of blood across a field of gold. The partition of India is of specific significance to the large South Asian community in Coventry. The theme of division and imposed borders is one which has resonance for many communities in the city. The work links directly to the museum's strategy of collecting works around the themes of conflict, peace and reconciliation.

Venue details

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry West Midlands CV1 5QP 024 7623 7521

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm Sun, 12pm – 4pm