Fine Arts Events

Art Exhibition

20 May 2017

21 May 2017

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

FREE

All day exhibition of fine arts and crafts by renowned artists

Artists

Francine Haywood

Francine Haywood

Francine is a jeweller by profession and feels incredibly lucky to have discovered traditional Indian painting and her teacher Master Ajay Sharma 6 years ago. She decided to go study with him in Jaipur and fell in love with this art!

Francine developed a passion for miniature and slowly became fascinated by the variety of its themes and patterns, and the intricacy of its details Francine, now spends one month every year practising and studying at Ajay’s studio.

She is taught the traditional way she has been painting mostly from ancient models in different styles (Mughal, Kangra, Pahari…), but she has been doing some of her own work as well. Her original work is based on warp and weft-like lines, thin veils which hide and reveal but also remind us that we are all linked and part of the fabric of life.

For all enquiries concerning miniature painting workshops in Sydney: Mobile: 0402 295 524 Email: francine@fhdesign.com.au

Ajay Sharma

Ajay Sharma

Ajay Sharma is a freelance artist and Master Mughal Miniature Painter of the Rajasthan School. Sharma has built an international reputation based upon the many artists and students who have passed through his school and as a result of his teaching and exhibition history both in India and abroad. In 2010 he exhibited his collaborative works with artist Julie Evans in ‘Cowdust’ at the Julie Saul Gallery, New York. He has taught miniature painting at the Jaipur Virasat Foundation; the Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha; the University of Baroda; the Sanskriti Kendra in New Delhi; the Ahmadabad Fine Arts College; the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London and at AirSpace Projects in Marrickville.

Ajay Sharma is an expert in the field of Mughal miniature painting, he specializes in all types of miniature and mural painting including Tantra painting, Rajput Painting, Kota School and Jaipur School, and his practice spans new creations, collaborations, traditional style, portrait painting and commission work.

Ana Tiwary

Ana Tiwary

Ana is a film and TV director/producer with several years of experience in bringing diverse stories to Australian and international screens.

Ana has worked on Bollywood films (India), at National Geographic Channels (Washington DC), and has directed several documentaries for ABC TV (Australia). Ana received the gold medal for her Bachelors in Film & Video and holds Masters degree in English Literature and Film. Born in India, Ana has also lived/worked in Germany, Canada, West-Africa and the US, and for the past ten years has called Sydney home. Ana served on the Women in Film & TV NSW committee for six years and founded their Mentorship program. In 2015, she was selected for Screen Producers Australia’s “Ones to Watch” program and Ana is a full member of the Australian Directors Guild. This year, she was selected for the Seeing Ourselves: Developing the Developer organised by Screen Australia.

Ana is passionate about telling rich untold Australian stories that bring gender, racial and cultural diversity to our screens. She is always keen to collaborate with authors and screenplay writers from diverse backgrounds.

Gauri Torgalkar

Gauri Torgalkar

Gauri received her Bachelors degree in Architecture from Mumbai University, India, in 2000, and Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Kent State University, USA, in 2003. During her stay in the US, Gauri taught courses in drawing and visual communication at graduate and undergraduate level at Kent State University and Cleveland State University.

Gauri migrated to Australia in 2012 and is now pursuing a career in painting. Drawing on her life experience and Indian heritage, particularly Indian textiles, Gauri depicts the Australian landscape altered through the lens of personal memory and cultural associations. Her work explores the intrinsic need of immigrants to make cultural associations in new communities as a continuous social process. While traditional Indian painting informs the format of the art, the landscape and the subject are essentially Australian. identities in Australia.

Gauri Torgalkar - Harbour Foreshore, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas as featured in Home Beautiful October 2015.

Shahid Malik

Shahid Malik

Shahid Malik is a qualified graphic designer and illustrator.

He is known as an abstract designer and calligrapher. He uses pastels, pencils, oil and acrylic paints. He has done a few art exhibitions in Sydney. He also exhibited his work in MEFF festival and also did truck art at Parramasalla festival this year.

Ayesha Gillani

Ayesha Gillani

Painting has always been Ayesha’s passion. After completing Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pakistan she got the opportunity to spend some years in Paris. It left its imprint on her soul. Immersed in a culture that breathed art she took the opportunity to enhance her artistic abilities by enrolling in a variety of art courses.

Her journey through France and the rest of Europe, combined with her South Asian heritage, has produced within her a myriad of thoughts ready to burst forth in colour on canvas which she splashes with abandonment. Currently she resides in Sydney and have exhibited locally and abroad.

Hiren Patel

Hiren Patel

Hiren was born and grew up in India and now work and live in Sydney. For eight years, he has been painting professionally and exhibiting throughout Australia and overseas. He studied oil painting under the renowned artist, John Perkins. He chose to paint with oils for their versatility. They can be exploited by using different viscosities and drying times. In fact, their possibilities are endless. His painting methods are based on the 19th century realists and impressionists. He employs the ‘Alla Prima’ technique. Hiren has won many awards, in 2017, he won Delaney Kelly Golding Award, First Prize, Oil/Acrylic, Combined Art Societies of Sydney and in 2016 First Prize, Oil Paintings, Parramatta Open Awards.

His objective is to paint without being obvious by applying brushwork, drips, dots, scratches, emulsions of paint to create a picture. The never ending search for inspiration keeps him experimenting and exploring with various aspects of painting. That is why it is said "Art is truly a lifetime process that never ends; it's way of life.”

Ramesh Alandkar

Ramesh Chandra Alandkar

Ramesh Alandkar is 87 years old is a Sydney based artist with two diplomas and a degree in visual arts from tertiary institutions in India.

He was born at Gulbarga, Karnataka in 1931. He graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad in 1951 and took to drawing and painting as a hobby. He did a diploma in drawing and painting from JJ School of Arts (Mumbai). He conducted art workshops for children and kids with special needs through various organizations. These workshops were very popular and were attended by students of all age groups. In July 2001. He has held many exhibitions to sell his valuable artwork and raise money to help the victims of the earthquake disasters in Pakistan and India.

He, with Theosophical Society, Sydney organized an exhibition on Meditation. He also demonstrated Indian traditional and miniature painting at the Art Gallery of NSW and in ’Art in Action Expo’ Sydney Showground. He prepared visual material for protest against ‘Legal Aid Cuts’, and ‘Exploitation of Doctors & Patients by Medical Insurance Companies’.

Lalit Mital

Lalit Mital

Lalit migrated to Australia 1988. By profession, he is an architect, registered with NSW board of architects, fellow member, Australian Institute of Architects.

He graduated from CEPT (Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad) with a degree in architecture and also completed his post graduate degree Masters in Design Science) from University of Sydney. He has his own architectural practice in Sydney and has posted number of his creative works on his website as well (www.dynamicarchitects.com.au).

He has keen interest in sketching, painting and photography since he was a student and likes to pursue his passion in his leisure time. Over long span of 30 years, he has done sketches and paintings in various medium including pastels, oil paints and water colours. While he has mainly pursued his passion as a hobby, he has exhibited his paintings at North Sydney Council numerous times and has been appreciated for his works.

Recently, Lalit also made a submission to prestigious Archibald Prize. lalitm@optusnet.com.au www.dynamicarchitects.com.au