Like a Shadow; I am and I am not

Like a shadow; I am and I am not

A new installation work by Rubaba Haider

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Rubaba Haider is an emerging contemporary artist based in Hume. Rubaba’s career began with the study of beautifully intricate miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, with her practise extending in Australia to contemporary painting and installation work. Her work investigates profound metaphors through themes such as embroidery and surgery, seeking to engage with audiences on an unconscious level through an often abstract and indirect approach.

"I want to redefine the traditional techniques of weaving and embroidery through my artwork. The use of threads, fabrics and needles in my paintings symbolises intimate wounds and tears as well as the upheavals to various relationships throughout my life. The intricacy in my paintings shows the fragility of relationships, and how a mere thread binds everything. The word ‘thread’ in itself has so many meanings in so many different contexts. It is defined as a fine cord made of two or more filaments twisted together. In a practical context, it is something that can be used to mend or sew fabrics, but in a lateral context, it is a thread of human affairs and relationships."

Rubaba has exhibited in Japan, India and Pakistan and locally at galleries such as Fortyfivedownstairs and Niagara Galleries. Her latest installation is on exhibition at the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery until the end of December.

Thursday 30 October - Wednesday 31 December 2014

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn

Monday – Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

*Not open public holidays



Updated : 3:13 PM, 13 August 2018

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