Desi Artists In Dublin Organize Art Fair

A group of Dublin based artists with Indian roots are making waves in the art world after setting up their own community.

The Dublin Desi Artists Collective was founded by Vidya Vivek, an artist originally from Bangalore who moved to Dublin in 2018.

The Dublin Desi Artists Collective recently organized an art and craft fair at The Park Community Centre, Dublin 24. The event called “SRJNA” exhibited the creative works by artists of the Indian diaspora residing in Ireland.

The chief guest of the event was the Indian Ambassador in Dublin, Akhilesh Mishra, who distributed prizes to the winners of the art competitions held during the event.

he now runs the collective with two fellow artists Ankita Khimesra and Malvika Sinha.

Speaking to Dublin Live, Vidya explained the inspiration behind the collective was to give Desi artists living in Ireland the opportunity to showcase their artwork.

She said: “When I started the collective in 2020 I had this idea that we have to have a platform for people from India to exhibit their work.

“I exhibited in St Stephen’s Park at the public exhibition and then I did a show in the RDS. I got into one of the Indian groups on Facebook and that I was looking to connect with similar people, creators and artists, thinking maybe we can all get together and exhibit. “The response was very good and a lot of women were interested.”

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