Image: Nithya Iyer, Liminal Mudra: The Un-appropriated Hand

Perai Gatherings | Sangam 2019

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:00 pm Book


150 Princes St,
Carlton North VIC 3054


(Free for attendees of other Sangam events)


Lead South Asian writer, Manisha Anjali and writer and curator Andy Butler, converse with guests including Dramaturg Ching Ching Ho, dancers Priyadarshini Govind and Masoom Parmar and visual artist/dancer Devika Bilimoria and other festival artists in a panel discussion “Politics and Aesthetics of Taste“. 

PERAI also offers a workshop for POC artists on funding, career pathways and grant writing led by Abbotsford Convent CEO, Collete Brennan

Admission to any events/panels also includes free screenings of 3 short films
1 “Kwality Chai” a parodic film by Sapna Chandu
2 Nithya Iyer’s short experimental video work “Liminal Mudras: The Un-appropriated Hand,”
3 “Voices“, a community film spanning 4 generations of artists in Melbourne discussing the state of South Asian arts.

Quality Indian food and drinks (chai and chat) available for purchase throughout the day.

12:00-13:30 Workshop: Funding/Career pathways
17:00-18:00 Panel: Politics and Aesthetics of Taste
11:00-19:00 “Kwality Chai”, “Liminal Mudras: The Un-appropriated Hand” and “Voices”
Starting at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00

Films: Nithya Iyer, Swapna Chandu
Curators: Priya Srinivasan, Uthra Vijay and Hari SIvanesan
Panelists: Manisha Anjali, Sonia Nair, Mariaa Randall, Ching Ching Ho, Andy Butler, Priyadarshini Govind, Masoom Parmar, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi