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Weaving Stories

Saturday 28 July to Sunday 9 September

Weaving Stories is an exhibition by Kate Beynon, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Aunty Irene Norman and Shan Turner-Carroll.

Exhibition launch

6pm to 8pm, Thursday 2 August
ArtSpace Realm, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood Town Square, Ringwood 3134

The exhibition launch will include an Acknowledgement of Country by Aunty Irene Norman, followed by opening remarks from Dr Moya McFadzean, Senior Curator Migration and Cultural Diversity at Museum Victoria.

The exhibition will be officially launched by Cr Kylie Spears.

To RSVP to the launch, email Gallery.attendant@maroondah.vic.gov.au or phone 9298 4553.

About the exhibition

Nusra Latif Qureshi, How did things get to this point? 2011
Courtesy of the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne


 

 

Contemporary identity is at the heart of Weaving Stories – presenting the work of four Australian artists who explore the rich nature of personal cultural attachments. Each artist draws on imagery from their cultural heritage and explore how identity is shaped and informed by inherited and living histories.

Pictorial traditions from the Indo-Persian miniatures in Nusra Latif Qureshi’s layered prints converge with the hybrid Chinese mythological figures in Kate Beynon’s works. Shan Turner-Carroll’s tribal Burmese and Papua New Guinean influences are woven through his intimate family portraits, while the rich cultural traditions of proud Wailwan woman and Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Elder Aunty Irene Norman, are celebrated through each of her intricately woven works.

At the same time as Weaving Stories is on display in ArtSpace, an exciting new mural by Bundit Puangthong will be installed on the ArtSpace art wall. Bundit is a contemporary Thai artist based in Melbourne, his work fuses training in traditional Thai art with a modern western-based art practice

Exhibition activities

Kids can Join Weaving Stories artist artist Nusra Latif Qureshi to learn how to create fabulous beasts in Watercolour!

The Crazy Colourful Creatures workshop will take place at 10.30am to 12pm on Saturday 25 August. The workshop will cost $5 and is for children aged 7 to 12 years.

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An Li
Kate Beynon, Graveyard scene/ the beauty and sadness of bones 2014-2015, Geelong Gallery, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize (winner) 2016

Further information

For further information on the exhibition and activities phone 9298 4553.