Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language

Detail of artwork image of Bharti Kher artwork

Exhibition duration

18 February - 16 April 2016

Gallery opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.


Front cover of Bharti Kher publication

A special publication in the brilliant blue of Kher’s major bindi work, VIRUS VI, 2016, featuring 22 colour images accompanied by insightful quotations by the artist herself and a short essay by Margaret Moore.

52 pages 18.2 x 13.5cm

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In her first solo exhibition in Australia, internationally acclaimed artist Bharti Kher offers a window into her richly textured practice.

Her distinctive signature application of saris, bindis and moulded forms is on display in a selection of wall works and sculptures that imply a narrative. Kher’s elegant yet diverse work is visceral and allegorical, stemming from the pulse of her New Delhi studio and informed by a curious and cognisant imperative.

Figurative sculptures resist definition, dancing between mythical goddess and contemporary portraits. Cell-like orbs and ellipses of layered bindis float in fields of colour, suggesting bodily association. Inscribed rice grains invite reflection upon cultural and physical sustenance, social and linguistic attribution. Kher’s language is her own and it has brought her global recognition in the contemporary art world.

Featured image: Warrior with cloak and shield, Edition ⅓, Resin, steel, banana leaf, thread, fabric, Life size 241 x 170 x 196 cm, 2008, © Bharti Kher. Photo Credits: Yan Tao.

Education kit for schools

The education kit provides a context within which teachers and students may approach the exhibition Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language.

Questions and artworks can be selected and tailored to suit different ages, the level of students and relevance to particular areas of study including the arts, society and the environment. themes covered include the social, cultural, philosophical, aesthetic and technical aspects of the exhibition.

Media release and image suite


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