29 June – 16 July 2017

Mehndi Festival

For the second in our series of Festival in My House Levenshulme resident, Nija Dalal-Small invited 10 Manchester artists to create brand new contemporary designs inspired by mehndi, the traditional art of painting temporary henna tattoos on the hands, feet and body.

The audience were invited into Nija’s home to experience the event and walk away with a unique artwork on their hands.

Curated by Nija Dalal-Small, with support from Manchester International Festival


Christopher Clements
Dave Gee
Hugh Winterbottom
Ilona Kiss
Jo Scoragh
Liam Boddington
Liz Ackerley
Maggie McManus
Oliver East
Richard Shields


Festival in My House is part of My Festival, supported by the Baring Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Film: © TripleDotMakers
Photos: © Ray Chan