March 2020 takes Garland magazine to southern India where it looks at the role of objects in forging bonds of love. Indian culture is replete with rituals for binding beings together, including the extravagant wedding celebrations and the ties made to connect brother and sister. Garland explores the increasing diversity of this love, including feelings for nature.
This symposium contains two themes. The first is about creative exchange between Australia and India. Artists, designers and craftspersons will offer advice about how to make the most of this connection. The second is about the way objects can help bind us together in love.
After the symposium, Garland launches the exhibition Objects of Love at Craft Victoria.