ARTICLE IN CASEY WEEKLY , Berwick - 1 May 2012
Hand and eye: Anu Thakker and Murali Surya exhibiting at Casey Civic Centre.
Picture: Rob Carew
Glimpses of India
BY JAMES TAYLOR
01 May, 2012 12:00 AM
THE colours and spirituality of India are on show in the latest exhibition at the Casey Civic Centre Arts Space.
Murali Surya and Anu Thakker are the artists behind Indelible Reflections, a collection of canvas paintings and handicrafts.
Surya described his detailed paintings as a visualisation of a trip down memory lane and a flashback to his roots and culture.
"These realistic and representational artworks share, with others, some of my 'indelible reflections' in a sincere attempt to embrace and reveal a brief glimpse of the rich culture, colours, harmony, diversity and simplicity which could be found in India even today."
Thakker said she had made gifts for friends and family and traditional handicrafts inspired by the villages of India.
"In this exhibition I have displayed handicrafts that depict the cultural and the spiritual essence of India, emblematic of a country that is a melting pot of diverse communities, customs, tribes, traditions, festivals and languages."
Casey mayor Sam Aziz said the art space offered residents a chance to view artworks by talented local and regional artists.
"The city of Casey is very multicultural and Indelible Reflections is a great representation of these influences in our community."
The Civic Centre Art Space is at the Casey Civic Centre in Magid Drive, Narre Warren, and is open from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. The exhibition runs until May 31.
Entry is free and many of the artworks are for sale.
Details: 97055200 or visit…. casey.vic.gov.au/arts.