Wyndham City residents and visitors from across Melbourne are invited to embark on a vibrant journey through India’s rich craft and textile traditions at the Melbourne Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘Sutr Santati: Then. Now. Next. Stories of India woven in thread.’
The Australian premiere exhibition showcases the exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs of some of India’s most exciting artists and textile designers. Developed to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, ‘Sutr Santati’ meaning ‘the continuation of a thread,’ presents 75 captivating works of art, ranging from magnificent large-scale tapestries to intricate hand embroidery and hand-painted silk.
This collection offers a unique perspective on India’s famed textiles tradition while highlighting the boundless creativity and artistry of contemporary designers and craftspeople who have gained international recognition. In a creative collaboration between Melbourne Museum and India’s Abheraj Baldota Foundation, this exhibition offers Melbourne audiences the exclusive opportunity to be the first outside of India to witness these remarkable artworks.
The showcase serves as a testament to the museum’s commitment to fostering cultural exchange and promoting diverse artistic expressions. Visitors to ‘Sutr Santati’ will be captivated by the vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and exceptional craftsmanship that define each artwork. From the reimagining of traditional textile techniques to the exploration of contemporary design trends, this exhibition pushes the boundaries of textile art, demonstrating the ever-evolving nature of India’s textile traditions.
General admission to Melbourne Museum grants visitors access to the awe-inspiring ‘Sutr Santati’ exhibition, providing an opportunity for art, design, fashion, and craft enthusiasts, as well as the broader community, to appreciate and engage with the rich artistic heritage of India.
The ‘Sutr Santati’ exhibition invites Wyndham City residents and all those residing in Victoria to immerse themselves in the captivating world of Indian textiles, celebrating the ingenuity of India’s artisans and the enduring beauty of their craft. Don’t miss this extraordinary talent showcase, which weaves together stories of India’s past, present, and future, resonating with art lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike.
For further information, including ticket details and opening hours, please visit museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum.