Nusra Latif Qureshi Enchanted Spaces

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Queensland, Australia. Published by GAGOMA on Wednesday 24 August 2016. Saturday 03 December 2016 to Monday 17 April 2017.

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As part of GOMA's 10th Anniversary exhibition 'Sugar spin: you, me, art and everything' the Children's Art Centre presents Nusra Latif Qureshi's 'Enchanted spaces'. First displayed in 2006 as part of 'The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art', 'Enchanted spaces' introduces young visitors to the ancient craft of Mughal miniature painting.

In the past these beautiful miniature artworks were only seen in books, but Nusra and other artists in Pakistan are reviving this tradition in their own contemporary arts practice. When creating her artworks, Nusra carefully traces people, animals and plants from traditional miniatures and then includes them in her own paintings to make new pictures with new meanings. Nusra’s artworks explore her country’s history as well as life and culture in Pakistan today.

In ‘Enchanted spaces’ young visitors can work with shapes and patterns chosen by Nursa to create their own artwork inspired by Mughal miniature painting.