Michal Glikson: The Australindopak Archive

Opening: September 6, 2017, 7pm

The artist will be present

Michal Glikson has been exploring peripatetic art practice with a focus on painting as a means of negotiating cross-cultural experience and the uncertainty of transitional life since 2006.

“I have long been fascinated with painting as a way of looking at the world, of reaching out to and connecting with others. My work springs from a deep curiosity about travel and its capacity for bringing me into the world, and placing me in proximity to its pressing issues and concerns.”

The Australindopak Archive is a trilogy of scroll paintings that chronicle immersive journeys in Australia, India and Pakistan between 2012 and 2015. The paintings allow a window into a lived experiences of peripatetic life filled with encounters with extra/ordinary people.


Under the auspices of the Australian Ambassador to Austria, H.E. Dr. Brendon Hammer

Opening: September 6, 7pm Ends: October 7, 2017 Artists: Michal Glikson holds a combined degree in fine arts and politics from the Australian National University and holds a degree in Theatre, and a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. In 2017 she completed her PhD that focused on practice-led research of painting from the Australian National University. Michal has taught at the National College of Art Lahore, Beaconhouse University Lahore, Viswa Bharati University of Santiniketan, and The Australian National University. Her scrolls have been exhibited in multiple countries including Charles Melville’s Contemporary Responses to the Shahnemeh (London, Paris, Dubai 2010) and the First Indonesian Triennale (2013). Her most recent work involved a series of journeys conducted over three years for her PhD project Towards a peripatetic practice: negotiating journey through painting. In 2017 Michal was awarded an EASS Materials Grant from the ANU to develop the Australind Archive into a virtual tour integrating the scroll paintings with forty documentary films and seventy sound compositions generated by her PhD project, for online audiences. This tour is presently available for live streaming as part of the Australindopak Archive at