'From rags to riches' describes the problems of textile waste in the UK and the environmental issues it creates.
It will tell a story of how this fabric waste can be tackled to create things of beauty . This is a power point presentation with vibrant, uplifting images and my inspirations from nature, travel and my profession as a Histopathologist!
It will also include the various charities I support through my art and craft.'
Dr Aruna Limaye Mene is a fabric artist with a social conscience! She creates her vibrant art work from fabric waste, and recycled textiles. Her work has appeared in international calendars, magazines and journals and her original fabric collages are in many art lovers’ homes in UK,Europe, USA and India. Her commissioned collages hang in East Lancashire hospital and in St George’s Hospital, Tooting London.
She was named as one of the Indian influencers in Manchester early this year and was the runner up in ACTA awards, London in the category of Art this year. She was featured in a book ‘100 women, 100 stories’ in 2019 and was highly commended in the category of Art, Media and films in ‘Inspire women’ awards in 2019.
Aruna has had many solo and group exhibitions in UK, the last one being in Nehru centre, London in September 2019. She is a public speaker, enjoying giving talks on her niche art to various interested groups.
Aruna is a Rotarian and President elect for Rotary club of Bolton Lever from July 21.
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