Indian Visual Art in the Diaspora: Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Belize & South America
Eleven artists will showcase eight of their paintings representing various visual interpretations of (East/South) Indian history, culture and heritage in their respective countries. A total of 88 paintings will be displayed by 11 established visual practitioners demonstrating competence, professionalism and maturity in their respective genres.
The truth is that not many Indians in the Diaspora are practitioners of the visual arts. It is important that this under-representation be addressed.
The visual arts connect the imagination with human existence often through paint, pencil and paper. It is a creative expression of culture that is real or imagined that taps into a higher aesthetic and spiritual appreciation of life. Visual art itself is a fundamental part of culture, and as such, enhances the quality of life. It brings joy, enrichment and fulﬁlment to every human soul, and can create positive emotions among individuals. Artists examine life from diﬀerent perspectives that are often refreshing and exhilarating, and even mundane aspects are made magical.
Please join us THIS SUNDAY for another joint ICC (Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre) and AGI (Ameena Gafoor Institute) ZOOM Public Meeting on Sunday December 19, 2021 at (1.00 p.m. Belize), (2.00 p.m. New York/Eastern time), (3.00 p.m. Trinidad/Atlantic time), (3.00 p.m. Guyana), (4.00 p.m. Suriname), (7.00 p.m. England), (9.00 p.m. South Africa), (Mon 12.05 a.m. India, ND), (Mon 7.00 a.m. Fiji).
Indian Visual Art in the Diaspora: Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Belize & Suriname
DR. ROSANNE KANHAI (Trinidad/USA) – Creative published writer, visual artist, and former professor and director at Western Washington University (USA) and at UWI (Trinidad)
HAYDEN GEEAWAN (Trinidad) – Self-taught, full-time artist who does postcards, book illustrations, rare exhibitions and has been commissioned by T&T Postal Corporation
BERNADETTE PERSAUD (Guyana) – Award-winning painter for over four decades with solo exhibitions in Guyana, USA, UK, Jamaica, Canada, Trinidad, Suriname and India
ANAND BINDA (Suriname) – Professional artist with group and solo exhibitions in the Caribbean, French Guyana, The Netherlands, Brazil, USA, Canada, Belgium, Russia, India, etc.
DWARKA (Suriname) – Professional full-time artist commissioned by the Argentina Ambassador, the Catholic Church, Hotel Eco Resort and Special Art Calendar Publishers
ARTI ABHELAKH (Suriname) – Full-time yoga teacher and artist; graduate of Batik technique in Indonesia with a scholarship from the Embassy of Indonesia; creator of Batik lamps
GEORGE RAMJIAWANSING (Suriname) – Winner of art competitions organised by Costa Rica, Suriname Central Bank and Rabindranath Tagore Art Installation Committee
ALEX SANKAR (Belize) – Well-known artist whose work has been featured in the 2021 Telephone Directory; third-placed winner of the CARICOM Street Art Competition
PROFESSOR SHARLENE KHAN (South Africa) – Visual artist, author of three books on her artwork, Associate Professor at the Department of Fine Arts, Wits University, Johannesburg
DR. NANDA SOOBBEN (South Africa) – Anti-apartheid political cartoonist, painter and animator with exhibitions worldwide; founder of an Art School for the underprivileged
COLLIN CECIL SABAPATHY (South Africa) – Artist with 5000 local commissions as well as auctioned works, some placed in public spaces; recipient of Curators title in 1994
Followed by Q+A
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