beautiful work by mehwish iqbal…
Posted in artists, sydney October 15th, 2012 by pia

Just up the road from where I live here in Sydney, there is a gorgeous little gallery called Little Paper Plane. I pass the space daily, while walking with Laly to our favourite French cafe, LaBancz. Over the months I’ve seen some beautiful art showcased, including this stunning textile and print work by Mehwish Iqbal

Mehwish has screen printed as well as embroidered over pattern paper – I love her technique, and the layering of textures is striking. The exhibition is titled “The Silent Diaspora”, and explores the course of integration, assimilation and separation experienced by migrants living in Australia: ” The Silent Diaspora conveys the space and divide that exists within our multicultural country.”

It’s a stunning collection, and although its last days were this weekend just gone, hopefully we’ll get to see more from Mehwish soon…

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6 Comments

  1. Jenni Booth says

    Just Lovely Mewish!! I just love seeing what people do with old paper patterns, they are such lovely things. I sometimes use them for wrapping paper. Congratulations on a beautiful show.
    And thanks for always inspiring Pia!! xx

    October 15th, 2012 | #

  2. Lisette says

    Very unusual and gorgeous work – lucky you to have been able to see it in the flesh! Will be keeping an eye out for more of Mewish’s work… thanks for sharing, Pia!

    October 16th, 2012 | #

  3. Cyn | decyng says

    wow! really nice work. very interesting. Iยดm going to investigate more about this artist, Mehwish Iqbal.

    Greetings from Buenos Aires, I love your blog!

    October 19th, 2012 | #

  4. Mehwish says

    Pia, Thank you for liking my work. I did not know that you had covered it on your blog until I got an email mentioning it. My new website should be up very soon, hope you guys visit and enjoy the work as much as I enjoy making it.

    Cheers
    Mehwish

    October 20th, 2012 | #

  5. pia says

    Hi Mehwish, my pleasure! I really enjoyed your exhibition. Looking forward to seeing more of your work and your new website!

    October 23rd, 2012 | #

  6. Mehwish says

    Hi Pia, I hope you are well. I wanted to share with you my new work currently showing in an online exhibition at International Museum of Women. You can access the link below:

    http://muslima.imow.org/content/only-daughter

    I hope you like it.

    Regards
    Mehwish

    March 13th, 2013 | #


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