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MERTON CHAMBERS, PEAS, 2019 (DETAIL), OIL PASTEL ON CANVAS, 120 x 120cm IN THE APPLE AND THE KNIFE, THE CONDENSERY, 2022.

ĀM / AMMĀ / MĀ MARAM

SANCINTYA MOHINI SIMPSON

24 February – 28 April 2024
 

In ām / ammā / mā maram artist Sancintya Mohini Simpson researches her matrilineal heritage, making visible the histories of indentured Indian women that remain marginal or erased in colonial archives. 

A first-generation Australian and descendant of labourers sent from the port of Madras (now Chennai), India, to work on sugar plantations in the British colony of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa between 1863 and 1911, Simpson’s exhibition traces her family’s journey through the use of materials common to these places and histories – such as sugarcane and mango.

Through a combination of paintings, sculpture, poetry and scent, Simpson’s speculative archive speaks to the complexities of intergenerational trauma, memory, migration and healing.

IMAGE: SANCINTYA MOHINI SIMPSON, WOMEN CELEBRATING, SYDENHAM ROAD, DURBAN, 1954, REPRODUCTION OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH, ĀM / AMMĀ / MĀ MARAM, PHOTO: DAN MCCABE 

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THE SOMERSET REGION’S HERITAGE TO INCORPORATE ALL CULTURES, THEIR BELIEFS AND ASPIRATIONS.