Australia Loves Artist Shantala Palat and Jackie Gorring’s Collaborative Creativity
In the recent art exhibition “Sister City II Change”, held at the prestigious Praxis Art Space, Adelaide, Australia, the collaborative artwork of India’s talented artist, Shantala Palat and Australia’s famous Jackie Gorring has found love, appreciation and encouragement among Australian art lovers. Their two collaborative paintings, titled, “Taming the shadows” and “Madam Defarge” have found their forever home amongst the Australian collectors.
Sister City II Change is a thought-provoking international collaborative art project aimed at artists connecting with each other across the globe. This year, the Sister City II Change exhibition, held between 7th April to 29th April 2022, had eighteen women artists where each Australian artist were paired with an international artist across the world for their collaborations-:
Sister City II Artists
Louise HOLMES (AUST) & Alyssa BEECH (USA)
Jillian CIEMITIS (AUST) & Linde CAUGHEY (USA)
Christine CHOLEWA (AUST) & Andi SILVER (CANADA) Bronwyn REES (AUST) & Gwen DAVIES (CANADA) Jackie GORRING (AUST) & Shantala PALAT (INDIA)
Gail HOCKING (AUST) & Rachel SINGEL (USA)
Hanah WILLIAMS (AUST) & Sallie KETCHAM (USA), Sandra STARKEY SIMON (AUST) & Fanny RETSEK (USA) Lizzie THOMPSON (AUST) & Erin Woodbrey (USA)
Sister City I Artists
Andrea PRZYGONSKI (AUST) & Victoria MAY (USA) Writer
Judith PARKER (CANADA)
The works were made as a result of the two years of the pandemic where the artists discussed and introspected on how the pandemic had impacted the human landscape and the effects of climate change that left a trail of destruction and death.
Shantala Palat is a new-generation Indian contemporary artist who has gained her global recognition after participating in a series of international and national exhibitions and winning the prestigious Nippon art award (2011) from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, USA. In 2013, she had her first solo exhibition at Hamra Centre, City of West Torrens Auditorium Gallery, Adelaide, Australia. Shantala’s artworks were appreciated for their vibrant and vivid colours and the interesting ability to beautify the negative and positive spaces of the interlocked figures and for portraying the curious nature of the modern human being.