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Closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day. Close at 2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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Ebrahim Khanbhai

Sydney Technical High School
Spice of Life
Painting

“We are stuck with technology … ” Douglas Adams In a world where the highest pursuit is to blend in, culture and heritage become the submerged parts of one's life. My oil and impasto paintings depict my grandfather and grandmother, sharply penetrating into my own rich culture through their piercing eyes, a window to their memories, stories and traditions. It was only through the process of immersing myself within the textured wrinkles, the rough flesh and folds of traditional clothing, that I have come to understand the importance of my Indian background in moulding the way I think now, and what I will become in the future. Inspired by Nicholas Harding's thick texture and evident strokes, my artwork similarly holds his sentiment to transform “a normal sensible person” to be “unique in the art world”. The texture and vivacity of the eyes was influenced by the strong and powerful paintings of Ben Quilty.

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ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

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