Australian and Indian Artists Collaborate

15 January 2013

Australian and Indian Artists Collaborate

Twenty high-profile artists from India and Australia will be embarking on a journey to India’s historic city of Jaipur to collaborate and create new artworks.

Running from the 20th to the 31st of January, The Australia India Institute’s Artists’ Retreat will see artists taking part in a series of curated sessions, and visiting sites of inspiration in India such as the Amber Fort.

The culmination of the retreat will be a new and original artwork by each artist, and a collaborative group piece.

Curatorial adviser Chaitanya Sambrani said engaging with artists from outside Australia is important as “cross-cultural interaction produces new kinds of dynamics for artistic practice”.

Australia-India cultural interactions are at an all-time high following OzFest festivities taking place in India, and the Artists’ Retreat aims to lend a hand to improve ties with our South Asian neighbours through person-to-person linkages.

Artists on the Retreat include Jon Cattapan, Fiona Hall, Charles Green, Lyndell Brown, Kate Daw, Hossein Valamanesh, Gigi Scaria, and Mithu Sen.

FOR INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS CONTACT ELISE FAGONE ON  0402899754 or FOR MORE INFORMATION alexandra.hansen@unimelb.edu.au

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