like a lotus flower that grew from mud

Quishile Charan

20 July - 2 September 2018

 Quishile Charan. like a lotus flower that grew from the mud (2018) detail.
Quishile Charan.

Through textile production techniques passed down from Quishile Charan’s aaji (grandmother), the artist recontextualises the role of the female Girmityas, bringing to light the significance of their roles and the indentured labour they endured. Using repetition of archival images, Charan subverts the “record of power” to form connections with these women, creating a textile narrative of celebratory love.


Homestead Galleries
Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mt Lebanon Lane