The Australia India Institute held its first Artists’ Retreat from 20 - 29 November 2011 at Lindenderry Estate in Red Hill, Victoria, Australia.
The retreat was held over 10 days and brought together some of India and Australia’s best known artists who showcased their creative talent, interacted with students, community and peers and built a partnership between artists in India and Australia. During their stay the artists produced works of art which they kindly donated to the Australia India Institute. The Indian artists included:
Australian artists also worked with Indian artists to produce a large communal mural. As with the Indian artists, the work produced by Australian artists was generously donated to the Institute and is housed permanently at the Institute’s premises in Melbourne.
The Australian artists included:
The Artists' Retreat provided the opportunity for Indian and Australian artists to interact to produce a dynamic and creative atmosphere which resulted in some outstanding work which not only benefited the cultural and artistic community, but also facilitated positive Australian Indian interaction.
"Mise-en-scene (love)", Oil on Canvas
Untitled, Mixed Media on Paper
Mona Rai Das:
"Red Gold", Acrylic / Assemblage on Canvas
"Coasters", Watercolour on Coasters
"Caves", Watercolour and Gouache on Arches paper
Charles Green / Lyndell Brown:
"Zeenat Aman: Cave", Oil Paint on Digital Print on Duraclear Film
"Couple Dipping Toes in The River", Pencil and Gouache on Paper
"Colin McCahon At The Athfield House", Pencil on Cotton Paper
Index, Gouache , Charcoal on Book Pages on Paper
"Shrapnel", Acrylic, Tea Bags on Handmade Paper
"Listen, To The Gum Tree Bleed", Gouache, Resin ,Bark Feather and Collage on Paper