This display also includes newly commissioned Northern Indian Truck Art and a rickshaw from Luhdiana, bearing a side panel decoration of a typical Punjabi woman and featuring painted portraits of key people from India's history. The rickshaw is on loan from the original owner of Ashoka West End, Charan Gill, who imported it to promote a local home delivery service. He also created a humorous fictional name for the delivery driver "Mr Richard Shaw"!
On display until 11 January 2015
Talk - Fly Like An Eagle: The Art of Trucking In India
Join our World Cultures curator on Friday 3 October from 2.30-3.30pm, as they talk through Glasgow’s unique new collection of colourful Indian truck art, and give an insight into the lives of the truck drivers and builders and their flamboyantly decorated trucks.
Punjab has a rich and vibrant culture. The painted trucks from Punjab can be seen all across North India, from Kashmir to Delhi. A collection of artworks recently commissioned by Glasgow Museums reflect the Punjabi zest for life and colour and the skill of the Punjabi truck body painters. So join us to find out more about this beautiful new collection.