Ginninderry is pleased to present the INSPIRE Series. This series aims to bring ordinary people with extraordinary stories to the Link to share their experiences and lessons learnt.
Our first guest is Amardeep Shergill, a first generation Australian/Punjabi who will share her story of life in Australia seen through the lens of her cultural heritage.
Amardeep is a Canberra based emerging artist and she will talk about how culture and travel have become a constant source of inspiration to communicate complex ideas about the notion of identity and what it means within the Australian context.
Those who attend the talk will be invited to visit Amardeep’s studio at Strathnairn and enjoy lunch at the café (including a complimentary coffee with every meal).
Our inaugural INSPIRE Series talk will be held at 11.30am on Sunday 16th June at the Link and Strathnairn Arts Homestead.
Amardeep Shergill is Canberra based emerging artist. She migrated from India to Australia at the age of eleven. Amardeep’s artworks are often a result of direct engagement with her migrant sub-cultural background and the contrasting experiences of living in-between places. She discusses the idea of identity and how it can be influenced by transmigration and connections to multiple cultural and spatial environments.
Shergill’s art practice involves working with two different techniques of art making to discuss the same themes of identity,heritage and its importance within Contemporary Australian Society.
As part of the INSPIRE workshop, Amardeep will talk about how her Indian culture and travel have become a constant source of inspiration to communicate complex ideas about the notion of identity and what it means within Australian context.
As part of this talk, the artist will also focus on her use of technique and materials to convey the meaning embedded within the works. She is also keen to find out perspective of other migrants on notion of ‘Australian’ identity and how it is balanced with their cultural identity.
INSPIRE Series featuring Amardeep Shergill
The Link - Ginninderry Information Centre, Stockdill Drive, Holt ACT, Australia