Nusra Latif Qureshi 'Substantial Reflections II'

South Asian culture comes alive at Bunjil Place

Unique works by contemporary artists with ties to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan will immerse audiences with Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia exhibiting until 22 September, coupled with an inspiring program of talks and workshops.

Guest curated by Rodney James,the exhibition invites audiences to look at the artistic portrayal of South Asia, as a multi-layered region with complexities seen through its divergent people and cultures.

Featured artists include Kate BeynonSangeeta SandrasegarTextaQueenKhadim AliPeter DrewShivanjani LalNusra Latif QureshiRamesh Mario NithiyendranMichael CandyTrent JansenRichard GoodwinIshan KhoslaAdeela Sulemanand Reena Saini Kallat.

To accompany the exhibition and in celebration of South Asian culture,Bunjil Place will host a one-time-only Indian dance and music extravaganza.Long Pasts, Possible Futures of South Asian Australian Artssees local Indian dance and music groups reflect, debate and celebrate the journey of South Asian arts in Australia.Free in the Studio on Saturday 21 September, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pmLimited spaces. Bookings essential.

Reflecting the journey of South Asian migrants,Inside/Outinvites audiences to explore how identity is formed, reshaped, multiplied or fragmented with an experimental duet between musician Hari Sivanesanand dancer Priya Srinivasanon Saturday 3 August, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, internationally renowned artist Nusra Latif Qureshiwho now lives and works in Melbourne will host an artist talk sharing her perspective on the visual history of Australian and South Asian culture, and will delve deeper into her photographic and painting practice on Sunday 21 July, 2:15 pm.

Drawing on inspiration from mythical and animalistic figures, to botanical and auspicious symbols, art lovers can join acclaimed artist Kate Beynon andlet their creativity flow through watercolour techniques with Fantastic Spiritson Wednesday 17 July, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.

Curious minds will also be able to hear the research, rationale and logistics behind the exhibition with Rodney James’ Curator Walk and Talk: Making South Asiaon Saturday 17 August, 3.30 pm.

School Holiday Workshops: Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia 
Tue 9 July – Oil pastel portraits
Wed 10 July – Posters
Thu 11 July – Mythical super creatures
11.00 am – 2.00 pm
Bunjil Place Foyer
Entry is free

Artist Talk: Nusra Latif Qureshi
Sun 21 July
2.15 pm
Bunjil Place Gallery 
Entry is free

Curator Walk and Talk: Making South Asia 
Sat 17 August 
Bunjil Place Gallery
Entry is free

Wednesday Night Workshop:  Copper and Brass Jewellery Making Workshop
Wed 18 and Wed 25 September
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Bunjil Place Gallery
$30, Bookings essential

Wednesday Night Workshop: Fantastic Spirits with Kate Beynon Workshop
Wed 17 July
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Bunjil Place Gallery 
$30, Bookings essential

Sat 3 August 
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Bunjil Place Gallery
Entry is free. Bookings essential

Wednesday Night Workshop: Embroidery for Beginners Workshop
Wed 28 August
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Bunjil Place Gallery
$30, Bookings essential

Long Pasts, Possible Futures of South Asian Australian Arts 
Sat 21 September
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bunjil PlaceStudio 
Entry is free. Bookings essential