Memories and tradition woven together in gallery display

The community will be able to see artist Natasha Narain at work at Logan Art Gallery.
Artist Natasha Narain will be an artist-in-residence as she presents her exhibition ReKalibrating Kantha at Logan Art Gallery.

An Indian-born artist will highlight her heritage as she transforms Logan Art Gallery into an unconventional studio space next month.

Natasha Narain will be an artist-in-residence as she presents ReKalibrating Kantha as part of four exhibitions in the gallery from Friday, March 8 until Saturday, April 20.

The Brisbane-based artist will use the gallery’s workshop foyer to feature her drawings on glass windows, paper, canvas and cloth.

She will showcase new work inspired by the patterns found in a traditional form of hand embroidery from Bengal and Bangladesh known as kantha which was commonly used by brides collecting clothing and linen for their marriage.

Supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), the temporary gallery studio space will allow her to create works and share them with the community.

RADF is a partnership between Logan City Council and the Queensland Government to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Natasha will be in the gallery on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 5pm. People can drop in without booking to watch her work.

During the exhibition, Natasha will also run art workshops for adults on topics including altered books and drawing in sync with music.

Exhibitions also to be featured include:

  • The marvellous and magical: collage and the moving image – Fiona West has used string, twine, cloth, pipe cleaners, plastic and paper to create her representations of nostalgia and sadness.
  • Workshop wonders XXII is an annual exhibition showcasing works produced during the past year through Logan Art Gallery’s workshop program.
  • Not quite there is a group exhibition by artists Nick Ashby, Sharna Barker, Leah Emery, Timothy Fairless, Genevieve Memory, Vicky Satchwell, Joe Swepson and Leisa Turner showcasing bodies in different situations through the use of textiles, sculptures, photography, videos and painting.

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