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Parminder Kaur Bhandal (she/her) is a visual artist, librarian, and poet who meditates on unblocking the heart chakra. Her art-making is imbued with love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness. She gives space to intrinsic and deep truths that cannot be expressed in words, but rather prayers. 

Re-centering peripheral bodies and disrupting traditional narratives around people and place, she utilizes forms of Photography, Video, and Installation to pay her respects to the community, history, country, and time that have generously nurtured her. Parminder believes that art is a gratitude ritual for lifeand therefore she continues to advocate for the liberation of people and country from unsustainable and inhuman practices. Practices that separate country and people from their hearts.  

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Education
2019- 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts, RMIT University.
2021-2022  Diploma of Library and Information Services


Exhibition Profile

2024-MDW24, Unassigned Gallery

2024- In my little corner of the world anyone would love you, Niddrie Library 

2024-Earth, Body and Soul, Incinerator Gallery

2023- Dances and Dreams, Abbotsford Convent

2023-Airtime Exhibition, Hobsons Bay Council 

2023- People Exhibition, Group Exhibition @ Unassigned Gallery  

2033- Resonant Voices Showcase, LeSpace

2023-Hillvale Photo Trophy, Hillvale Gallery

2023- Library at the Dock Window Display, City of Melbourne

2023- International Women's Day Exhibition, Abbotsford Convent 

2023- The Bureau of Origins (BOO) Exhibition, The Pavillion 

2023- Carlton Library Light Boxes, Yarra City Council 

2022- WOMEN NOW Exhibition, Queen Victoria Marke

2022-Woods Street Youth Art Prize

2022- The Forest I Inhabit, Compendium Gallery

2022- When you think of feminism, what do you think? , George Paton Gallery 
2022- Fleeting Landscapes, Sunshine Art Spaces

2022- Re-center Exhibition, Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre
2021- Future Lens Exhibition, Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre
2021- Testing Nights, Testing Grounds
2020- Quivering in Quarantine, Volume I, An Online Curated Exhibition 

https://mrosestephenson.wixsite.com/qiqgallery 

2020- Covid-19 Global Quilt, An Online Global Quilt Project

http://www.katejust.com/covid19-global-quilt 
2019- Seen and Heard, Creative Womxn Exhibition
2019- Born there, Raised here and Home Nowhere’, Archways, First Site Gallery
2018- Offensiveart?, Brunswick Street Gallery. 

Poetry

2023- Radio Laria Feature , Open Studio Northcote

2023-Brimbank Readers and Writers Festival 

2022- Feature poet for GenZine Launch, Bowery Theatre

2022- Creative Producer for Slamadamdingdong

2022- Feature Poet for Melbourne Spoken Word Fresh Voices Showcase

2021- Wordcraft Feature @ The Fitzroy Art Collective 

2021-  Sacrificial Poet for SLAMAFAM, Loop Bar
2021- Winner of Slamadamadindong 2021 
2021- Poetry Feature for The Maes Band at The Corner Hotel
2021- Feature Poet for Line-up, Sign up, Muck-up event for the Midsumma Festival
2021- Winner of Speak up, Own your Voice poetry Slam for Connection Art Spaces

Residency

2023- Bowery Theatre Residency 
2021- CAS X WOT Artist Residency at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick

Theatre

2024- Inner Sanctuary , Bowery Theatre 

2023- Aza: stories of grief in diaspora , fringe festival 
2023- The Boss of Bakersfield, Western Edge 

Workshops

2023- Flower Crown Workshop, Abbotsford Convent 

2023- Earth Body Soul: Artist Workshop, Carlton Library 

2023-Nature-Costume Workshop, The Bowery Theatre St Albans Community Centre 

Projects

2022- Resonant Voices, VU
2022- Youth Voice Creative Project, YMCA 

2020- Future Lens Project, Brimbank City Council


Print

2023, Rara  Issue 6

2023- Be Log Zine, Self Published

2022- The Bold Source 

2022- GenZine Issue 3
2021- GenZine Issue 2
2020 - METAMORPHOSIS Anthology, Bowen Street Press


Awards

2022- Artist Encouragement Award, Woods Street Youth Art Prize

2022- Best Youth Film Runner Up, 123 Film competition @ BE BOLD FESTIVAL 
2020- Quivering in Quarantine’s People’s Choice Award

I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations as the traditional custodians of the land , skies and waterways in which I create , learn and play. I would like to pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging and the Indigenous ways of knowing, listening , creating and connecting to Country.

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