FOREIGN BODIES, an exhibition at Hot Numbers, Gwydir Street, Cambridge

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Victoria Smith and Bay Lees’ family were planters in India where, for three generations and seventy years, they lived and worked. The Browne family left India in 1947 after Indian Independence, suffering irreversibly from the disasters of two World Wars and the catastrophic collapse of tea prices during the 1930’s. The estates then passed into Indian hands and continue to be expertly managed by Badra Estates.

This exhibition looks at the impact of their forbears on the landscape of South India and examines the relationship we have to objects that speak to us of home, especially when we are foreigners in another land.

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