Punjabi Artists and Photographers at Uddari Art

Uddari Art Exhibition, the blog, began August 23rd with Shahid Mirza’s ‘kala Mainda Bhes’; and, in just over three months we already have the pleasure of viewing the work of over fifteen professional painters and photographers of Punjabi origin.

From Lahore, Chandigarh, New Delhi, London and Wales, our artists offer us unique styles, diverse forms and individual perspectives. The Creators deliver us our Punjab in images of color, and black and white; in paint and photography. Real and the unreal; pleasures and pain.
Painters
1. Kanwal Dhaliwal
2. Ayesha Farooq
3. Satish Gujral
4. Navpreet Kaur
5. Pran Nath Mago
6. Shahid Mirza
7. Sidharth
8. SL Parasher
9. Iqbal Rasheed
10. Prem Singh
Photographers
1. Amarjit Chandan
2. Marek Jakubowski
3. Diwan Manna
4. Subhash Parihar
5. Gurvinder Singh
6. Prem Singh

View works displayed in the following themes:
Exhibition
– Modern Art by Punjabis
– City Spirit: Shahr Aatma
– Partition: The Punjab 1947
– Punjab Landscape
– People Punjab: Portraits and Groups
– Windows, Doors and Dwellings

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‘Sammi Meri Vaan’ in Punjabi/English

Sammi is a dance from Sandal Bar area of the Punjab that has its own specific tune and words. Graceful and mostly slow in its movements, Sammih is not for the over-joyed. View:
Sammi song in Punjabi
Sammi song in English


Sammi song in Punjabi
DaDHeh deye baiReye
ni saunkan ee tu mairye
TainDae utae shuli riah
mian saroThia
DaDHeh deye baiReye
ni saunkan ee tu mairye
chiTi na chaadri kinni ku ditti haye
machhi kandeh suTee haye
likh ee ditta utae sara peyar dupeyar ho…

Sammih meri vaan
vaan katendi
pur na paindi
sammih thakendi
sammih meri vaan
vaan katendi
main varian ni sammieh

sammih meri vaan
main vari
main varian ni sammih ai
Punjabi text provided by Sidharth


Sammi song in English
The Boat (my body)
Of the Invincible
In you lying the master sleeping

the veil
Small white cloth
Has been tied,
Sewn
with the bone of a fish
On it is embroidered
all love and hate

Sammi my companion
Like twine
Spinning twine
All the time

spins twine
never ending
Sammi gets tired

[Repeat: Sammi my Sammi spins vaan* ]

I sacrifice my life for you Sammi my love…

English expression by Amarjit Chandan and Sidharth

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