beautiful work by mehwish iqbal...

Just up the road from where I live here in Sydney, there is a gorgeous little gallery called Little Paper Plane. I pass the space daily, while walking with Laly to our favourite French cafe, LaBancz. Over the months I've seen some beautiful art showcased, including this stunning textile and print work by Mehwish Iqbal...

Mehwish has screen printed as well as embroidered over pattern paper - I love her technique, and the layering of textures is striking. The exhibition is titled "The Silent Diaspora", and explores the course of integration, assimilation and separation experienced by migrants living in Australia: " The Silent Diaspora conveys the space and divide that exists within our multicultural country."

It's a stunning collection, and although its last days were this weekend just gone, hopefully we'll get to see more from Mehwish soon...