Orange Heart Gallery
Stories in Paper by Janaki Lele
Gallery Location: Level 1, Zone E – Samuel Way walkway, on the way to the Volunteer’s Office.
Exhibition Dates: 8 March – 2 May 2018.
Image Credit: Janaki Lele, Faraway Connections (2017), hand-cut paper, 54 x 54 cm.
Stories in Paper is an exhibition of meticulously hand-cut paper works by Janaki Lele. The exhibition invites the viewers to explore different emotions and sentiments. In Janaki’s work, the mind has been imagined as a space that has its own landscape and architecture, which changes in accordance with emotional states. The works are cut by hand into intricate and sometimes sculptural scenes which often have a touch of whimsy. The artist takes a positive and humorous approach to the subject matter, making it easy to relate to and amusing at the same time.
“I make my art in order to arouse curiosity and amusement in the viewer. It would provide me with great joy and humility to know that my art might improve people’s health and wellbeing. I would like to contribute to the WCH Foundation’s aim of providing people with a space in the Hospital that inspires and alleviates stress.”
The process of making these works is time consuming, and requires the artist’s complete concentration and focus. Janaki enjoys the opportunity that art gives her to relax and get lost in the process of creation.
“I hope that my work encourages the viewer to de-stress and slow down while connecting with my art and taking in the details of the exhibition. I hope it inspires the Hospital community to stretch their own imagination.”
For purchase enquiries please contact the WCH Foundation by email or phone 08 8464 7900.
Download the Stories in Paper Exhibition Brochure.