|Tribal Women Artists Cooperative, Sanskriti, Hazaribagh|
Bulu Imam founded the Tribal Women Artists Cooperative in 1993 at Sanskriti Centre in Hazaribagh. From 1995 he began a series of exhibitions of tribal art works on paper specifically related with the harvest art of Sohrai and the marriage art of Khovar which he exhibited through the TWAC starting with a run of 17 exhibitions in the premier art galleries of Australia with the support of Australian High Commission in India. TWAC’s first exhibitions in India in 1995 were organized by Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhi at their Chemould Gallery in Bombay and in the subsequent years exhibitions were held by Pheroza Godrej at the Cymroza Gallery in Bombay. In 2000 TWAC had a one month working exhibition in Sydney with the Australian Museum of five women artists creating 14 murals on board which were placed in the premier museums of Australia including Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Australian Museum Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. After Australia a series of exhibitions were held in England under the auspices of the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London and thereafter a series of exhibitions were held across Europe- Museum of Modern Art, Boras, Sweden; Volkerkunde Museum- Dresden & Heidelberg; Museum Pigorini, Rome; Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London; Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient (ISIAO), Italy. To date over 50 major exhibitions have been held in major venues abroad across Europe and the UK and Canada many attended by the artists, in particular many mural painting projects in important locations such as the Museum Rietberg in Zurich recently, the Arts Atlantic Festival in La Rochelle a couple of years ago, in western France, and the Vicino Lontano Festival in Udine among others.
These are rare paintings coming from the first collection made by Bulu Imam from the mid 1990s and are historic archival pieces which the buyer will always treasure. The are sent rolled in protected packing in a hard tube by international courier anywhere in the world and are ready for framing.
Paintings on handmade paper with ochre acrylic
Size: 22" x 30" inches
Khovar comb-cutting paintings in black and white earth
|Kurmi Khovar- k001|
|Kurmi Khovar- k002|
|Prajapati Khovar- k003|
|Prajapati Khovar- k004|
Sohrai Paintings in Ochre acrylic (earth colours with commercial binders)
|Ganju Sohrai- s001|
|Ganju Sohrai- s002|
|Oraon Sohrai- s003|
|Oraon Sohrai- s004|