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Vishmi Helaratne: Kandy Road

October 6, 2022 - December 3, 2022

Vishmi Helaratne, FINAL POSE, 2021. Moulding paste and acrylic on wood, 110 x 59cm. Courtesy: the artist and Page Galleries.

Our window gallery currently features several works from Vishmi Helaratne, originally created for the artist’s exhibition Kandy Road at play_station gallery.

While addressing the significant and complex histories of Sri Lanka and their own upbringing here in Aotearoa, Helaratne delves into the politics of sex and identity, presenting speculative meditations of past, present, and future worlds. Drawing upon their culinary background, Helaratne combines gastronomic and painting techniques to create luscious and surprising textures and perspectives in an ongoing exploration of social customs, hospitality, multiculturalism, sensory language, and storytelling.

Helaratne’s practice extends to creating connections through community, performance, and collective experience. Based in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, they graduated with a BFA from the College of Art and Design at the University of New South Wales, Australia (2018) and has recently exhibited at play_station gallery, Pōneke, New Zealand (2021) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (2019) and UNSW Galleries, Australia (2019).

Page Galleries is working toward a solo exhibition with Helaratne in 2023.

 

Details

Start:
October 6, 2022
End:
December 3, 2022

Organiser

Page Galleries
Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
Email:
info@pagegalleries.co.nz
View Organiser Website

Venue

Page Galleries
42 Victoria Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
View Venue Website

Details

Start:
October 6, 2022
End:
December 3, 2022

Organiser

Page Galleries
Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
Email:
info@pagegalleries.co.nz
View Organiser Website

Venue

Page Galleries
42 Victoria Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
+ Google Map
Phone:
+ 64 4 471 2636
View Venue Website