Saturday 30 October 2010, Workshop at 11am to 1pm
About the workshop:
A unique workshop introducing Miniature Painting from the basics of paintings of the Mughal court era in Persia and India to present day cartoons. You will explore traditional methods such as painting on wasli (sheets of paper pasted together), with pencil, squirrel-hair brushes and consider the use of new materials.
The Lahore contemporary experiment with miniature painting is a revelation for there is little awareness of the city's artistic pre-eminence.
Khadim Ali incorporates classical miniature techniques learnt at Lahore's celebrated National College of Arts. His perfect brushwork presents scenes from the Shahnameh, a Persian epic familiar to generations of Afghan children, to allude to the persecution of Hazara people and the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddahs. His work was presented at the last Venice Biennale.
Materials provided, $100/$50 concession. (Students must bring proof of study.)
Bookings are essential as numbers are limited to 12 people. There is no restriction on age, language, religion or gender.
T: (02) 93572058; 0406 537933