Artist in Residence /
1st January – 7th April, 2019
Dr. Rakini Devi
As Artist in Residence at The Lock-Up, Dr. Rakini Devi will engage directly with The Lock-Up spaces for the installation ‘Urban Kali’ which features in the group exhibition KNOWN | UNKNOWN.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – DR. RAKINI DEVI
Indian born and Sydney based multidisciplinary performance artist, Dr. Rakini
Devi explores cultural identity as an artist originating from the East and located
in the West. Trained in two forms of Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam and
Odissi, Dr. Devi’s Kalika Dance Company 1991-1998 integrated classical Indian
dance forms into a contemporary context. Her practice-led research integrates
both Indian and western performance techniques, creating her own idiosyncratic
performance language and aesthetic.
Devi’s work centres on female religious iconography as protest against global
misogynist atrocities including female infanticide, dowry deaths and femicide.
Her current repertoire includes The Female Pope (Sydney, New York, Sweden), The
Widow, Kali Madonna, The Black Madonna and her doctoral presentation Urban Kali
Oliver Harlan ‘Cable’ 2020
30th October 2020
A new video work by Newcastle artist Oliver Harlan that explores the current political and historical moment in America through performed recreations of the news media and the American obsession with paranormal content.
CREATE NSW INFO SESSION
8th September 2021
31st July 2019
Create NSW will present an information session at The Lock-Up on their Arts and Cultural Funding Program.