I’m delighted to have my article ‘Back to Life: Making Art to Re-Search my Anglo-Indian Heritage’ published in the International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies.
In this text, I explore three themes which have surfaced and recurred in my art practice: the representation of mixed-race people, the presence of the colonial past in the neocolonial present, and how I understand my family history. As an artist, my investigation encompasses two key methods. The first is academic reading. The second is practicebased research, which involves developing ideas and making art in the studio. The discussion focuses on how these activities have complemented and extended preexisting knowledge of my Anglo-Indian heritage. My intention is to open a critical dialogue with others about the representation of mixed-race people.