Common Ground: The serendipitous happenstance project
Featuring the work Godh: in the lap of nature.
Group exhibition curated by Helen Rayment.
OED Gallery, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala, India, 10 December – 29 March 2017.
Digital print with Eco-Solvent Ink on coated cotton fabric panels, 9 panels, each panel 188 x 107cm.
“There is perhaps no better way to share culture than to share the making of art. In this exhibition, a group of Australian artists, who all have a deep connection to the culture of India, have been invited to create new work. Organised to coincide with the third Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the works of art in this exhibition include both trans-cultural collaborations and individual pieces executed with a deep appreciation and resonance for Indian art, craft and culture. The artists were invited to think about our shared common ground - be it through the window of a creative partnership or through a cultural lens as they developed the conceptual framework for their divergent practices.” Helen Rayment – Curator.
Gallery view, artworks and detail
Artwork images by Atul Dube, courtesy of Moonlight Pictures. Informal gallery photography by Mandy Ridley.
The work, Godh: in the lap of nature was completed as part of an Asialink Arts Residency Project supported by Arts Queensland.
Media & documentation
Shatavisha Mustafi. 'A game of sheer coincidence. A game of continuous encounters. Common Ground: The Serendipitous Happenstance Project’ Eyeline Issue No 87, Page 90. 2017
Garland online blog post, 'Godh: in the lap of nature'
Gopika Nath Artviews online blog post, 'That Thirst........ Day 1, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2017'
Sbcltr online article, 'A Love letter to Kochi'