I will be a part of the exhibition showcasing work by postgraduate students and creative arts alumni of Oxford Brookes University in the Student Union Gallery in the John Henry Brookes building. I will be displaying my sketches, watercolour illustrations, my ambidextrous drawings and woodcut prints. Do make sure to drop by!
Dates: 7th - 15th April (10th holiday), 11am-6pm (Mon-Fri noon-4pm)
Venue: Student Union Gallery, John Henry Brookes Building, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP.
Alamelu Annamalai | visual artist, art educator
Alamelu Annamalai is an ambidextrous visual artist from Chennai, India and is currently pursuing her MFA degree at Oxford Brookes University, UK. After completing her Visual Arts degree in 2015 from Stella Maris College, Chennai, she has been practicing independently. Her works are a part of collections both in India and internationally, with two solo shows and several national shows.
Her practice is rooted in the complexities of human nature and changes in the ever-evolving society, with nostalgia and memory informing her work. She responds to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences as a starting point. Currently her works focuses on the dysfunctions of language and communication which is used to visualise reality, the attempt of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content. Although she works mainly with painting, printing and illustration, the subject matter of each body of her work determines the medium.
She has always strongly supported social and educational causes, having had fundraisers for Blue Cross of India, Chennai in 2020 and for Sei Sanjeevani Cerebral Palsy Care Centre in 2021. With experience in teaching at institutions and workshops, she has created her own art course for children and studied their improvement in relation to art therapy as a personal project. She also works on commissioned projects with architects/interior designers including large scale murals, specific concept based work, and book illustrations.