MEET THE ARTISTS
Dawinder Bansal and Martyn Ware
Dawinder and Martyn are the lead artists for 'We Found Love In The 80s'. They are excited to be working on this new commission together and looking forward to hearing all the fabulous love stories of the 1980s submitted by the public!
Anthony Davies is a video director and producer with 15 years experience of making creative and commercial films.
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Dawinder Bansal was born in Wolverhampton and is an award-winning British artist and producer. She has a track record of creating successful stage shows and immersive art installations by weaving cultural heritage and contemporary stories into her work. Commissions include; Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence film and installation that explores the untold stories of first generation Asian women who learned to drive in the UK. Jambo Cinema, an autobiographical film and immersive experience about growing up in 1980s Wolverhampton. Making of a South Asian Wedding, exploring wedding making traditions of South Asian communities during the 1980s.
Dawinder has been commissioned by London's Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, New Art Exchange, National Festival of Making, MultiStory, BBC and Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil (Brazil). Dawinder also produced Southbank Centre’s largest South Asian festival, ‘Alchemy’ for the Black Country region. Asian Women & Cars was presented at the Victoria & Albert Museum this year, as part of 'Cars: Accelerating The Modern World' exhibition. In 2018, Dawinder was invited to meet with the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street to discuss her creative work to address loneliness of marginalised communities. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, serves on the diversity panel at ITV Central, and is also an ambassador for Women of The Future Network with Lloyds Bank.
Martyn Ware was born in 1956 in Sheffield After leaving school he worked in computers for 3 years, and in 1978 formed The Human League. In 1980 he formed production company/label British Electric Foundation as well as chart topping band Heaven 17..
Martyn has written, performed and produced two Human League, five BEF and nine Heaven 17 albums. As record producer and artist he has featured on recordings totaling over 50 million sales worldwide - producing Tina Turner, Terence Trent D’Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond and Mavis Staples, etc.
In 2000, he founded Illustrious Co. Ltd. with Vince Clarke to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique three-dimensional sound technology practice in collaboration with fine artists, the performing arts and corporate clients around the world. He also lectures extensively on music production, technology, and creativity at universities and colleges across the world. He has just been appointed the first ambassador for the international NGO In Place Of War, and is a board member and trustee for the charity Street Sports Hope in Sierra Leone. Martyn is proud to be an international activist, helping to fight oppression and injustice worldwide.