Tuesday June 23 : 6pm – 8pm
AD Space UNSW Art and Design
The below project rationale was written by Rebecca O’shea
The Fantasy Asia portfolio is an international exchange project between the University of New South Wales Australia Art & Design (UNSW Art & Design) and Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Pakistan (IVS), which features the work of both students and staff from each school.
The impetus for the project was developed by a mutual interest in both institutions furthering international cultural connections. This offered an inspiring opportunity for an aesthetic dialogue, expressed through a range of printmaking disciplines reflecting a spectrum of approaches, where the hand of the artist is applied with equal value for traditional techniques, as well as those of newer technologies.
This project practically and symbolically brings Pakistan and Australia closer, using our artistic and cultural connections to strengthen and expand bonds of respect and friendship. The artists of the Fantasy Asia portfolio, collectively, have assembled a dynamic body of work, communicating an exchange in vision, ideas and concepts. In the late Associate Professor, Ussman Ghauri’s words, there is ‘an immense, hands-on pleasure in Printmaking, in exploring and sharing the mediums myriad possibilities.’ (2012, Foreword, Box Print Portfolio)
Noreen Barkat Ali
Taha Istahsan Ali
Nurayah Sheikh Nabi