Nusra Latif Qureshi: Promises of a Parallel Cosmos

Nusra Latif Qureshi
Saturday, 24 April 2021 to Sunday, 20 June 2021
Temporary Gallery

Promises of a Parallel Cosmos presents key artworks from Pakistan born, Melbourne based Nusra Latif Qureshi spanning 2011-2019, alongside a new commission developed in response to WAG’s collection of Colonial holdings. Reflecting upon established narratives within art historical depictions of people and society, Qureshi openly critiques their accuracy and uncovers unknown histories. In Promises of a Parallel Cosmos Qureshi eloquently acknowledges the complexity of colonial stories, and encourages a new dialogue for understanding these in the present day. 

This exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. 

Public Program
Saturday 24 April 11am-12pm. Free admission, bookings essential via EVENTBRITE
Workshop: Tracing The Line, Saturday 24 April 1:30-3pm. Free admission, places strictly limited, bookings essential via EVENTBRITE

Nusra Latif Qureshi is one of the artists who have revisited and referenced the traditional art of South Asian miniature painting in their art practice. Her practice ranges from usually small and highly detailed paintings to large scale digital prints that engage with the visual histories of South Asian region and Australian culture, questioning the conventional interpretations. Qureshi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from National College of Arts, Lahore, and a Master of Fine Arts from Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. 

Her work has been exhibited widely in Austria, Germany, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Afghanistan, Italy, India, Japan, France, Switzerland, Finland and her home countries of Pakistan and Australia. Most recently she was exhibited at the Kunst Historisches Museum, Vienna, Austria as well as Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Her work has been collected widely including the British Museum, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Qureshi is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Nusra is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Nusra Latif Qureshi, Maps Of Lost Coves, found objects, oil painting on linen and board, wooden and gilt frames, wool, cotton and polyester thread, digital print on paper, dimensions variable, 2021.
Nusra Latif Qureshi, Quiet Leaves I, Gold leaf and gouache on illustration board, 23.5 x 17cm, 2017.