“A Bell Rings Across The Valley” Exhibition

12 April - 26 June 2022

Footscray Community Arts, Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Melbourne

A deep resonance that begins in the Himalayas and echoes out across the Bay of Bengal. Growing in vibration and meaning as it sings out. Complex and tender, a many headed figure forms. Both of alarm and joy. Photography’s roots here can be traced to empire, anthropology and journalism. The region takes these roots and shape shifts these understandings and new stories form.

What does Contemporary Photography look like in South Asia? What stories are being told?

Five artists from across South Asia and its Diaspora present newly created works – their first Australian commissions – exploring complex experiences of identity, heritage and change.

Artists: Ashfika Rahman (Bangladesh), Indu Antony (India), Sheelasha Rajbhandari (Nepal), Devika Bilimoria (Australia), Shwe Wutt Hmon (Myanmar), present new work.

Curated by Shivanjani Lal.

A Bell Rings Across the Valley is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography.

My work “Only Clouds Know” featured as part of the “A Bell Rings Across The Valley” Exhibition. 

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