Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia presents the work of 14 Australian and Internationally based artists who were either born in, descended from or have an on-going connection to South Asia. Some of these artists form part of a diaspora that has taken people from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan to all corners of the globe. Others have been lured to South Asia to explore their personal connections with people, culture and place.
A range of ideas and themes are considered in this exhibition including social and cultural displacement, multi-racial identities, the importance of family and place in the creative process, and how collaborative ways of working can effect political change.
Featured artists include Khadim Ali, Kate Beynon, Michael Candy, Peter Drew, Richard Goodwin, Trent Jansen & Ishan Khosla, Reena Saini Kallat, Shivanjani Lal, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran; Nusra Latif Qureshi, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Adeela Suleman and TextaQueen.
Exhibition Curator: Rodney James
Delve deeper into the arts of South Asia at some of our exhibition events, including:
- School Holiday Workshops: Continental Shift
- Artist Talk: Nusra Latif Qureshi
- Curator Walk and Talk: Making South Asia
- Wednesday Night Workshop: Fantastic Spirits with Kate Beynon
- Wednesday Night Workshop: Embroidery for Beginners
- Wednesday Night Workshop: Copper and Brass Jewellery
- Long Pasts, Possible Futures of South Asian Australian Art
Sangeeta and Fuji 2014 (detail)
acrylic on linen
185.0 x 145.0 cm
Courtesy of the artist. Private collection, Melbourne.
Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
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