Audrey Fernandes-Satar

Audrey Fernandes-Satar traces her heritage to the people of Gaunco Vaddo who left Goa during the nineteenth century. In 1977 she graduated in Fine Arts from Escola Superior de Belas Artes, University of Lisbon, Portugal. In 2010 she completed a PhD at Murdoch University in Perth.

Audrey's body of work involves the investigation of the interfaces of Identity and History using the act of autobiography and exploring writing, drawing stop motion animation and performative text - the voice, the utterance and visual installation. Audrey is represented in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.

Audrey is a Lecturer at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

Remembering Kala Pani

Remembering Kala Pani is inspired by the ‘Tipu Tiger’, a musical object made in 1782 in South India for ruler Tipu Sultan, and now held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The works symbolise the 3.5 million people who made the journey across the Kala Pani (the Indian Ocean), to live as indentured labourers and migrants in other lands.

The artworks derive from votive traditions and rituals from the artists’ places of birth, coupled with complex events and experiences that have shaped their lives and artistic practices.

Revealing itself in various forms, the figure of the tiger is presented as a counter-narrative to representations of the colonial subject and a force of embodied representation and resistance.

[Remembering Kala Pani is a collaborative installation by Audrey Fernandes-Satar and Arif Satar. ]


Poona, India

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Fremantle, Western Australia

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Acknowledgements & Funders

This project has been made possible with the support of the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries grant.

Collaborator: Nayeem Satar (single board computer programming)