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Minakshi

(India 1968 – )

Title
Group dance
Place of origin
GanjadMaharashtraIndia
Cultural origin
The term Adivasi (original inhabitants) is the preferred term for referring to the tribal peoples of India and their art. This artist belongs to the Varli tribe of Maharashtra.
Period
Contemporary (Adivasi, tribal or folk) circa 1950 - onwards → India
Year
1992
Media category
Painting
Materials used
rice paste and poster colour on paper
Dimensions

58.3 x 90.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, Devanagari script, white poster paint, "Minakshi Vasukhe Vayeda". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1993
Accession number
349.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

Minakshi was born in 1968. She lives in Ganjad, in Maharastra and is from the Varli tribe. She started her education at the age of fifteen. She is not married. She usually paints on the walls of Varli houses at the time of marriage. She has exhibited her work in Udaipur, Dehli, Bhopal, Masuri, Sikandrabad, Bombay, Poona, Trivandrum and invariably travels with the work. She paints with a grass blade and rice paste and poster colour on paper and cloth. Traditionally the Varlis paint on the wall.

India Songs, AGNSW, 1993, pg. 42.

Bibliography (1)

Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 42, 43 (colour illus.), 54. no. 44

Exhibition history (2)

India Songs, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Apr 1993–09 May 1993

Indian Folk Paintings and Textiles, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 May 2004–04 Jul 2004