The Gallery

4000 Miles To Home

Our current exhibition is 4000 Miles To Home, an exhibition of photography telling the story of Punjabi migration to West Yorkshire in the 1960s.

In 1961, Akbal Singh Kang migrated 4000 miles from Punjab to the UK. This exhibition of photographs, curated by Akbal's son Gurj Kang, documents Akbal's family and community living in West Yorkshire throughout the 1960s.

The exhibition includes photographs of the community's working lives and how this was influenced by the regions mill industry, family traditions such as weddings and other religious ceremonies, the impact of 1960s youth culture, music and fashion, the role of women, school life and education. 

4000 Miles To Home is a celebration of a vibrant, driven and thriving community that managed to develop its 4000 mile journey into a personal journey of growth and success.

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