2022 Cultural Visions Grant winners announced

2022 Cultural Visions Grant winners announced

RMIT Culture is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Cultural Visions Grants, supporting creative projects by RMIT students.

The recipients of the 2022 Cultural Visions Grants are Indra Liusuari for makankeluarga, and Hasina Chowdhury for Kantha.

Liusuari’s interactive installation addressing homophobia and their queer identity in relation to their Peranakan heritage will take place at Blindside from Wed 31 Aug – Sat 17 Sep 2022.  

Liusuari reflected on their win: ‘Being a recipient of the Cultural Visions Grant  is truly an honour and I am deeply grateful for this opportunity. The support by the RMIT Culture team allows me to produce a lived experience-based project titled makankeluarga, which combines the pride in my Peranakan heritage as well as my queer, non-binary identity to address homophobia and intergenerational traumas through an interactive experiential installation work.’ 

Chowdery’s Kantha will be co-presented as an interactive participatory project with RMIT Creative later in 2022.  

‘Receiving a Cultural Vision Grant on behalf of RMIT Culture has allowed me to create Kantha. Kantha is the traditional hand-stitched, embordered 'Quilt' of the subcontinent, especially in undivided Bengal (Bangladesh & West Bengal) people. Predominantly crafted by women, Kantha is a narration of daily life, emotions, surroundings, and story,’ Chowdery said. 

The 2021 Cultural Visions Grant winner, Sucheta Kanagasundaram, recently delivered participatory ‘Ritual Drawing’ sessions in Ellis Court at the Southern end of Bowen Street at RMIT’s City campus. Participants created a series of messages using the traditional ritual of Kolam practiced by women in South India.

Portrait of Hasina Chowdhury
Portrait of Indra Liusuari
11 August 2022


11 August 2022


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