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LILA/PLAY: Contemporary Miniatures and New Art from South Asia

8 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2006

Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination

Venue: Span Galleries, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Curator: Haema Sivanesan

Producer: Global Art Projects

This popular exhibition brought together a selection of artists from Commonwealth South Asia and its diaspora. It took a broad definition of the idea of the miniature to incorporate a variety of media, from the traditional gouache on wasli to watercolour, print, photography and sculpture, as well as new media formats such as projection and animation work. It situated the genre of the miniature within a broad contemporary art context to reflect on its potential as a dynamic and evolving visual form.

Participating artists:
Khadim Ali (Pakistan); Waseem Ahmed (Pakistan); Kriti Arora (India); Shishir Bhattacharya with DC Das (Bangladesh); Shezad Dawood (England); Tissa de Alwis (Sri Lanka); Nicola Durvasula (England); Sheela Gowda (India); Zarina Hashmi (India); Anurendra Jegadeva (Malaysia); Ahsan Jamal (Pakistan); Aisha Khalid (Pakistan); Hasnat Mehmood (Pakistan); Hitesh Natalwala (Australia); Ashim Purkayastha (India); Imran Qureshi (Pakistan); Nusra Latif Qureshi (Australia); Amin Rehman (Canada); Sangeeta Sandrasegar (Australia); Abdus Shakoor Shah (Bangladesh); Saira Sheikh (Pakistan); Shazia Sikander (Pakistan); Muhammad Zeeshan (Pakistan)