Artist Mandeep Wirk participated in the recent group exhibition From the Land of Five Rivers at the Surrey Art Gallery, with a set of artworks commemorating the centenary of the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford.
Wirk used the brilliant hues of Japanese watercolours to capture the richness of the visual culture of India.
On Sept. 8, 7:30pm as part of the Thursday Artist Talk speaker series at the Surrey Art Gallery, Wirk will explore the meaning of these works, as well as her other artworks set in an African, Japanese, and Canadian context.
Admission to the talk is free.
Wirk is very much a global citizen. Her grandfather emigrated from the Punjab and settled in Kenya, Africa where she was born. Soon after, she moved with her parents to England, and then came to Canada where she has earned an masters degree in psychology and works as an educator.
Besides actively making paintings, drawings and collages, Wirk also practices photography, freelance writing and journalism.
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk and the event concludes by 9 p.m.
The Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave.
For more information, call 604-501-5566 or check www.surrey.ca/arts.