Shivanjani Lal ‘Aise Aise Hai (how we remember)’ Community Day

‘5 Prayers for 5 Generations’, 2021, chalk stones from the Thames, sugarcane from Deptford Market, sugar sacks sourced from Sigatoka Town Fiji, audio.

Saturday 11 February 2023, 10am – 4pm

Join Western Sydney artist Shivanjani Lal at Campbelltown Arts Centre for a community celebration to coincide with the development of her artwork ‘Aise Aise Hai (how we remember)’. Drawing on Shivanjani’s Indo-Fijian heritage, this artwork will be a powerful visual memorial to the physical hardships and cultural upheaval of Indentured labour communities of India and Pacific Island nations.

This day will have a strong Pacific community focus, allowing people to gather, share and have their stories reflected in art. Both events will be catered by Fijian-Australian artist Bayvick Lawrence, from Styled by Bayvick.

10am – 12pm Children and Families
Storytelling with Salvin Kumar (author of ‘Fiji Baat’), hands-on art making workshop, involvement in plaster cast pouring, morning tea

12.30 4pm Community and Arts Audiences
Lunch, in-conversation between Shivanjani Lal and Amrit Gill (Artistic Director/CEO, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), plaster cast pouring, stitching workshop with Bayvick Lawrence

‘Aise Aise Hai (how we remember)’ will continue developing alongside community on this day and will be presented as a finished artwork as part of ‘The National 4: Australian Art Now’ exhibition at C-A-C, opening 30 March 2023.

This event is free to attend, but bookings are essential.
RSVP to Samantha Relihan [email protected] 

This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through Create NSW.