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Invoking the divine: The one who awaits

Saturday, 21 September 2019 10.30am to Saturday, 21 September 2019 11.30am

Venue: Centenary Auditorium
Lecturer: Nusra Latif Qureshi

Artist Nusra Latif Qureshi will focus on the figure of women in Pahari paintings, often represented by mellow beauty that forms the dominant visual idiom in historical Kangra painting. A figure awaiting the return, longing for the absent one, remaining loyal, and not attaining the status of the divine. Nusra will explore the subversive use of this figure in her artistic practice to question the idea of an authoritative divine.

Nusra Latif Qureshi, born in Pakistan and now residing in Melbourne, is an artist who references the traditional art of South Asian miniature painting in her work . She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National College of Fine Arts, Lahore and a Master of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts.

*Note: Nusra Latif Qureshi replaces Khadim Ali for this lecture as previously advertised. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.