HAKK Installation by Gunjan Aylawadi
101 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
6th October 2017 to 15th November 2017
Object Space is a newly created window gallery located at the offices of the Australian Design Centre in Darlinghurst. The exhibition space has direct street frontage and is accessible to view 24/7 from the first Friday in October. The inaugural Object Space exhibition will feature the work of talented paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi. Sydney-based paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi presents HAKK, a large-scale, intricate paper installation. Gunjan draws her inspiration for this work from the patterns she grew up with in New Delhi, which repeat themselves in the city’s temples and mosques, in old architecture and in contemporary design. The work proposes a place where faith, culture and individual identities meet. Gunjan believes that many identities in India co-exist much as threads in a tapestry, where some differences are so striking and other boundaries so blurred that it is difficult to pinpoint where one faith and culture begins and another ends. HAKK means ‘to weave’ in Arabic and the installation is made with thousands of paper strips, cut and curled into paper ropes and glued onto hand-drawn patterns.