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Viraj Tandon and his painting 'My Grandfather’s Secret Garden'.

Nine-year-old Viraj Tandon is in this year’s Young Archie

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  Nine-year-old Viraj Tandon of Sydney is one of ten finalists in this year’s Young Archie competition in the 9-12 year category. The children’s portrait competition...
Artist Karen Black painted Professor Raina Macintyre's portrait for the Archibald Prize 2021

Professor Chandini Raina MacIntyre by Karen Black at the Archibald

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  During COVID-19 lockdown, when Sydney-based artist Karen Black was following the news intently, eminent epidemiologist Professor Chandini Raina Macintyre was a recurring figure in...

Kirthana Selvaraj in her ‘green suit‘ at the Archibald

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  The glaring portrait of a fashionably dressed “femme queer brown” artist awaits aesthetes at this year’s Archibald Prize exhibition. Sydney-based Kirthana Selvaraj’s self-portrait is...
Earliest surviving Hindu painting

Earliest surviving Hindu painting unveiled in Mumbai

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  In an epochal event marking the revival of ancient Indian art, the earliest surviving Hindu painting, photographed and digitally restored by Benoy K. Behl,...
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Indian links in Melbourne’s Wyndham Art Prize

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  Three Indian-origin artists are among the finalists in this year’s Wyndham Art Prize in Melbourne. Sydney artist Arun Kumar Sharma, and Melbourne’s Raj Panda and...
NGMA feature bapu virtual exhibition mobile app

Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art, now on your phone

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  New Delhi-based National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has launched its Audio-Visual Guide App. It will be possible for museum viewers to listen to...
Dipali Deshpande's sari paintings

Dipali Deshpande: Painting the sari

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  Love the sari? Then you’ll love Dipali Deshpande’s interpretations of it. The textures, the draperies, the fabrics, the colours, the folds, the embroidery motifs, the...
Artist Sonal Pitake at Art by Heart exhibition.

Art By Heart: A community platform for artists and craft makers

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  It was a steady stream of visitors at the tiny Westmead community hall that was hosting Art By Heart. By the end of the...

An artistic feminist protest by Rakini Devi

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  Born and raised in Kolkata, Rakini Devi has spent most of her artistic journey engaging with feminist issues, be it dowry deaths in India...
Julia Raath

Julia Raath: ‘For a teacher of textiles, India is heaven’

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  Textile students who went on Julia Raath’s first tour to India remember as it the “Oh my God” tour - the exclamation that came...

Ratna Sarma: The art of understanding other cultures

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  As a new visitor to Australia not so long ago, Ratna Sarma found herself drawn to Indigenous art. It reminded her of Gond art, one...
Siji Krishnan, Father’s portrait 2016 (watercolour on rice paper) 134.6 x 315.0 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Indian art at Melb’s NGV Triennial 2020-21

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  The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Triennial is an art exhibition organised every three years which displays works of contemporary artists and designers across...
Rubi Balasingam as Kannagi. stories of kannagi

‘Stories of Kannagi’ earns judge’s nod at Blake Art Prize

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  Winning praise for her “intimate storytelling” in re-imagining a 2,000-year-old Tamil classic, Bulli-based filmmaker Zanny Begg has won a prestigious artist residency at the...
A still Stories of Kannagi: Tamil CLassic

‘Stories of Kannagi’: a Tamil classic in the Blake Art Prize

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  "Kannagi begins as an ordinary woman; well not that ordinary, and then transforms into a goddess of justice!" So says Bulli-based artist filmmaker Zanny Begg,...

Diwali Art Contest 2020 Winners

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  Eight-year-old Aarav Panicker of Rouse Hill NSW has won this year’s Indian Link Diwali Art Contest for kids, in the 8-12 Years category. Akshara Srinivasan,...

Indian artists document lockdown in online exhibition

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  A remote arts residency in India that began on the first day of the nationwide lockdown, featuring 30 artists confined in homes and studios...

Indian artist Nin Taneja spends lockdown in Australia painting native birds

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For Ninjit (Nin) Taneja, visiting artist from India, isolation in Melbourne became an opportunity for sustained work on a number of paintings and photos,...
V Unbeatables

Dance crew V Unbeatable wins 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

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The Mumbai-based dance group V Unbeatable has won the second season of "America's Got Talent: The Champions". The dancers found the international glory with...
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art sales at Sotheby’s, this season’s sale features a selection of rare, never-before-seen works, with majority emerging from private collections

Sotheby’s annual Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art auction

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Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art sales at Sotheby’s, this season’s sale features a selection of rare, never-before-seen works, with majority emerging from private collections
Jane and Kito de Boer's Indian art collection to be on Christie's NY.

Jane and Kito de Boer own one of the largest and most varied private...

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Jane and Kito de Boer's Indian art collection to be on Christie's NY.
5 years of Sawan multicultural Spring festival

Sawan Multicultural Spring Festival marks five years

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‘I am because We are’ is a strong message for all generations, and the Sangam Kala Group Australia (SKGA Inc.) celebrates this theme through...
Israel Travel destination turn a screen

Israel's Mount Masada turns 'screen' for night show

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Ranked as Israel’s most popular national park with a million visitors a year, the Masada National Park has created a first of its kind...

PARI for artists: Parramatta's first independent contemporary art space

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PARI, AKA Parramatta Artists Run Initiative is Parramatta’s first independent contemporary art space opened this month by Indian-origin artist

Tender Heart: A novel Indian experience through Katy's eyes

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Indefatigable - a term to describe a person who persists tirelessly. This is the word that comes to mind when I hear of yet...

Ganesha in 108 ways

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What's in a name? Ganesha has 108! Lord Ganesha has ascribed many titles and epithets and is invoked by 108 names in Sanskrit. Each name represents...

Continental Shift art exhibition: The Placing Of Identity

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The works are explorations about the self; equally, they are statements about the societies in which we live – South Asia, Australia, the world at large.
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Kids competition alert: Design Indian Link's Diwali card and win prizes!

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Kids’ DIWALI ART competition It’s back again this year: Indian Link has just announced its annual Diwali arts competition for kids. Like every year, we are...
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Bhupen Khakhar's painting on homosexuality breaks auction record

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'Two Men in Benares', a 1980s painting by Indian contemporary artist Bhupen Khakhar has set a new auction record for the painter by selling...

Oscar glory for Period. End of Sentence

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Academy Award adds more power to film-maker Guneet Monga’s mission to "change the world"

Paradise lost

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When the title of an exhibition does little to capture the essence of the subject area, WRITES APARNA ANANTHUNI.

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Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...
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