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The Female Face - Art exhibition by Ishma Alvi

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Lulu Cafe & Gallery

506 Queensberry Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

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Ishma Alvi works in pen and ink, and charcoal and water. Using line work, she creates light and shadow across the planes of the female.

That is her subject; those features of the female ‘neck-up’, which have been linked directly with gender, femininity and sexuality- the eyes, lips and the neck.

The exaggerated neck: a tree-trunk or swan-like, the stem of a flower or an attenuated limb, is focal. This exaggeration encourages a shift in how a woman’s neck is seen; not only sensual but reflective of strength, will and consensual vulnerability.

Ishma is on https://www.instagram.com/form_face/

Ishma also writes on feminism, race and religion. She has contributed to Sami Shah’s ‘The Islamic Republic of Australia’ and you can read more at https://medium.com/@ishmaalvi.

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506 Queensberry Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

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