Migration Stories (2012-)

Postcard painting, sound art, sculpture.

Migration Stories is a long-term research-led multiple media project exploring the narratives of South Asian women who have migrated over the past two decades of globalisation. I am undertaking oral histories and developing a series of paintings, videos, sound sculptures and installations.

The project has commenced with a series of seven postcard paintings borrowing the visual language of the tribal art of Saura women in Assam, India. These explore the postcolonial experiences of women who have migrated and have left their home or their nesting space, contemporary notions of ‘the exotic other’ and women’s work.

Two paintings have been completed…five to go.