Mr Chippa is inspired to make a woodblock in a rangoli design that tells the story of his village.
Author Sandhya Parappukkaran and Artist in Residence Lee FullARTon will engage participants in a creative workshop, inspired by the traditional Indian practice of Rangoli. Lee will demonstrate how to make the circular patterned forms in mixed media and Sandhya will guide the use of poetic narrative across a concertina book format.
Sandhya Parappukkaran writes stories with themes of ‘embracing your cultural identity’ inspired by her South Indian heritage. Sandhya’s debut picture book, The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name, was Shortlisted in the 2022 WAYBRA awards, a 2022 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s (CBCA) Notable book and Shortlisted in the 2022 CBCA ‘New Illustrator Award’ category. In 2020 she received an ASA/CA Mentorship to develop her picture book Amma’s Sari which has gone on to be a CBCA Notable book and shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Literary Award – Patricia Wrightson prize for children’s literature. Her most recent book Stay for Dinner is a powerful story that celebrates culture and connection through food. In the part of India that Sandhya comes from, rather than rangoli they create Pookalam. Sandhya Parppukkaran's website.
Date: Saturday 11 November 2023 from 10am-12pm
Cost: $25 or $20 for Book Links members (materials included)
Book Links is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
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