Bapu – The Craftsperson's Vision – A Khadi Exhibition
where Frank Moran Gallery, Z11 Creative Industries Precinct
when 18 – 22 October 2016
times Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 October, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 22 October, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
tickets Free | All welcome
Khadi, India's national fabric, crafts a compelling narrative linking it inextricably to the country's history and to Mahatma Gandhi. Curated by Sunaina Suneja, the exhibition highlights the diversity of khadi weaves and textures, and includes information panels outlining the history of khadi.
Hand-spun and hand-woven, the making of khadi today provides livelihoods to people spread across rural India. In a world that is increasingly directing its attention to things sustainable and eco-friendly, and to India's wealth of handmade textiles, khadi stands to play a significant role as a fashion fabric.
This exhibition is part of Confluence, the Festival of India in Australia. Spread across 12 weeks, the Festival brings together an array of the finest classical and contemporary offerings in performing and visual arts from India to multiple cities across Australia. Find out more.
Join the exhibition's curator Sunaina Suneja on a free tour of the exhibition on 22 October.