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Cultural Talk: Sirish Rao, Director of Public Engagement and Learning at Vancouver Art Gallery and co-founder of Indian Summer Festival

thu23nov7:00 pmCultural Talk: Sirish Rao, Director of Public Engagement and Learning at Vancouver Art Gallery and co-founder of Indian Summer Festival7:00 pm(GMT-08:00)

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Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm(GMT-08:00)

Location

Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details

Sirish Rao is an arts leader, writer, and cultural innovator with deep connections to the local and international arts community. Join us for a dynamic, illustrated talk to learn about Rao’s artistic journey and passion for South Asian art and culture in visual, literary and performing arts.  

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Sandeep Johal’s art practice engages drawing, collage, textiles and large-scale murals. Through her Indo-folk feminine aesthetic, she confronts themes of bleakness, despair and ugliness with their dissonant opposites: brightness, hope and beauty. Johal’s work typically centres around the stories of women’s resistance and resilience.

Sara Khan’s art practice focuses on watercolour painting and includes recent experimentation with textiles, installations and murals. She reflects on the significance of the seemingly mundane aspects of daily life through her meticulous watercolour paintings, which often feature fantastical, uncanny creatures and veiled autobiographical references.

Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan’s artistic collaboration gives rise to a playful and fantastical environment. The artists merge their distinct creatures, dynamic patterns and rich colour palettes into new hybrid forms. Their artworks celebrate the joy, power and complexities of womanhood from their perspectives as two South Asian women artists who are mothers to young children.

We would like to acknowledge the BC Arts Council with support from the Province of British Columbia.

RISE: Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan is on view at the Art Gallery at Evergreen from September 16–November 26, 2023 .