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Title

Descriptions from Past II

2001

Artist

Nusra Latif Qureshi

Australia, Pakistan

1973 –

  • Details

    Date
    2001
    Media categories
    Painting , Drawing
    Materials used
    gouache and gold leaf on wash
    Dimensions
    37.5 x 28.0 cm sheet; 35.0 x 24.7 cm image
    Credit
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Bulgari Art Award 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    193.2019
    Copyright
    © Nusra Latif Qureshi

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Qureshi’s paintings sometimes have a protagonist that suggests an autobiographical element. Descriptions from the past II 2001 was painted soon after Qureshi arrived in Melbourne in 2001 to undertake post-graduate study at the Victorian College of the Arts. A figure that resembles the artist stands with two golden orbs above her, hovering worlds which she finds herself caught between. Qureshi’s experience as a migrant to Australia negotiating a new society and finding her identity here as an artist informs this work. Of the group of Qureshi’s paintings in the Gallery’s collection, this one is closest stylistically to her initial training in Lahore.

Other works by Nusra Latif Qureshi

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