Madiha Aijaz / Reetu Sattar

Liverpool Biennial with In-Situ and Super Slow Way presents

Madiha Aijaz / Reetu Sattar
8 – 30 June

Films by international artists Reetu Sattar (Bangladesh) and Madiha Aijaz (Pakistan) which explore the evolving cultural expression of our global communities, though music, language and communication will be shown in Burnley and Nelson in June. Pendle and Burnley have a rich and diverse history of Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities settling in the area and both these films relate to those cultures.


In-Situ presents film works by Madiha Aijaz in the public setting of Nelson Library, including her film These Silences Are All the Words which explores the public libraries of Karachi, Pakistan. Memorial for the Lost Pages and Brown Sahab and the Pomeranianboth offer a perspective on a country sharply divided along linguistic lines.


Madiha Aijaz

June 8 – 30 Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 9 – 5pm, Weds 1 – 7pm, Thursday 9 – 1pm

Nelson Library, Market Square, Nelson, BB9 7PU


Nelson Library is situated in the centre of Nelson.

Nearest train: Nelson Train Station (4 mins)
Nearest bus: M4 mainline from Burnley bus station, M3 from Burnley Queensgate depot

There is a free car park at the rear of Nelson library, and a bicycle park at the front entrance.There is level access to the library as well as an internal lift for easy access to all levels.


Super Slow Way brings Reetu Sattar’s film, Harano Sur (Lost Tune) to The Pavilion in Thompson Park, Burnley. The work focuses on the harmonium, a musical instrument tightly integrated into the traditional culture of Bangladesh but in danger of disappearing.


Reetu Satar

June 8 – 30 Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 – 4pm

The Pavilion, Thompson Park,111 Ormerod Rd, Burnley BB11 3QW



The Pavilion is situated in the centre of the park overlooking the boating lake. Access the park by main entrances on Colne Road and Ormerod Road

Nearest train: Burnley Central (10 minutes walk)
Nearest bus: M1 and M2 mainline from Burnley bus.

The boathouse is open 12 noon till 5pm weekends and school holidays serving, tea, coffee, soft drinks,  ice cream and sandwiches.

The Pavilion is accessible wheelchair users. Please contact us on 01282 451770 for any other access enquiries.

A series of public events will be held during the exhibitions please see  for further details.

This exhibition is part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, which brings works by international artists presented at the 2018 festival of contemporary art to spaces across the North of England.

Supported with National Lottery funding through Art Council England’s Strategic Touring fund


Madiha Aijaz, Memorial for the Lost Pages (film still) 2018
Madiha Aijaz, These Silences are all the Words (film still) 2017-18 (1)
Madiha Aijaz, These Silences are all the Words (film still) 2017 – 18 (2)

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