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Archana Hande

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Archana Hande holds M.F.A in Print Making from M.S University, Baroda, India (1991- 1993). She has been awarded Charles Wallace India Trust Arts Awards for Residency in Glasgow School of Arts (2000); Research Residency, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland (2010). She had many solo shows like ‘I am a Landscape Painter’: Bombay; ‘The Golden Feral Trail’: Perth and Laverton, WA, Australia; ‘All is Fair in Magic White’: Delhi & Rome (2010); ‘www.arrangeurownmarriage.com’: Bombay, China, Finland, Sweden (2008- 2012); ‘Relics of Grey’: Bombay. She has participated in many international and national group shows like Sculpture Park Jaipur (2018-19); ‘Social Fabric’, INIVA, UK, Sweden, Germany, India; “Shadow Lines”, Biennale Jogja XI Jakarta; ‘So Close Yet So Far Away’, The 3 rd Guangzhou Triennial; The Edge of Desire: Recent art in India, Australia, New York, Mexico City, Monterrey. Her short film has been selected as part of the 10 th VIBGYOR International Documentary Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala.

Artist Statement
The Golden Feral Trail is a journey taken by Archana Hande, that records local and oral histories to trace the relationship between South Asia and Western Australia. The story of trade and migration between the two regions from the early 1800s until the present can essentially be mapped from the Gold rush to Ghost towns of today. This trail took her to places such as cemeteries, abandoned graves to deserted mining pits, ghost towns, institutional archives and personal photo albums. The Feral Trail, as she calls and perceives it, is what remains beneath the red earth. This Western Australian horizon tells a story of a nomadic establishment of economy, but also of a loss & an erasure. In respect to all, it would be apt to understand that these are historical photos, showing pictures, telling stories about those who are no longer with us. The permission to narrate this story is given to me by the Families and Land. Everyday everything goes back to the earth.

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