The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art in collaboration with Asia Art Archive invite registrations for

'In Conversation with K.G. Subramanyan: An Illustration Workshop'

2-3 August and 5-6 August 2016 | 11am - 5pm
Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53, Defence Colony, New Delhi, India - 110024

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, (FICA) and Asia Art Archive, (AAA) collaborate on a four-day workshop on illustration as a tribute to artist, writer, and pedagogue K.G. Subramanyan. Conducted by AAA Publications Project Coordinator Lokesh Khodke, the workshop engages students, young artists, and researchers to think through the language of illustration.

The workshop takes Subramanyan’s deep engagement with illustrated books for children and adults as a starting point to explore the creative possibilities of illustration through hands-on exercises. Employing collage as method—used extensively by Subramanyan in his publications—participants are taken through its many uses and meanings.

Part 1 of the workshop (2-3 August) will focus on exercises in illustration and collage making, and Part 2 (5-6 August) explores GIF animations. A range of issues will be discussed in the workshop such as: notions of childhood, the dynamic between artist and illustrator, collage as concept and method, art and the viewing public, printing technologies, and processes of dissemination.

Registration: The workshop is open to students, young artists and researchers. To register email us with the subject heading, 'Registration for Illustration Workshop' at Send us a 300 word statement on your interest in participating in the workshop, plus images of artworks (maximum 10 images, combined in a single PDF/Word file of no more than 10mb file size), a CV and contact details. Participants are required to carry laptops, preferably with Photoshop CS6 for Phase 2 of the workshop. Please note that there is no registration fees to participate in this workshop, however the seats are limited.

Lokesh Khodke is Publications Project Coordinator at Asia Art Archive and an independent artist based in New Delhi. His solo exhibition of works was held in 2009 at the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai. He has participated in several group exhibitions, artist’s camps and artist’s residency programs in India and overseas. He has completed his Masters of Visual Arts (Painting), from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda in 2004. As part of his wider interests, Lokesh has worked for children’s books as an illustrator with publications such as ‘Aam Ke Sir Pe’ (Hindi) written by Susheel Joshi, published by Eklavya Publications, Bhopal, 2015, ‘Oont Ka Phool’ (Hindi) written by Prabhat, published by Eklavya publications, 2015, ‘Mother’ written by Kancha Ilaiah as part of a project undertaken by Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad, co-illustrated with Shefalee Jain. He has also contributed to the Hindi children’s magazine Chakmak produced by Eklavya Prakashan.

AAA’s Publications Project is a research initiative dedicated to building resources around the multiple histories of 20th century art writing from different languages in South Asia. For more, see here.

*Image on link: Cover of 'How Poppy Grew Happy', a children's book by KG Subramanyan.