ATIF KAHN +
Muhammad Atif Khan
born 1972, Pakistan
Muhammad Atif Khan graduated with distinction in 1997 in Fine Art from the National College of Arts Lahore. In 1998 he was awarded the UNESCO-ASHBURG Bursary, completing a residency at Darat-al-Funun in Amman, Jordan. He received the Commonwealth Arts & Crafts Award in 2007.
Khan was appointed artist in residence at the Swansea Print Workshop in Wales, London Print Studio in England and Glasgow Print Studio in Scotland. He has participated in art workshops in India, Bangladesh and Jordan and exhibited throughout Pakistan, India, the USA, EU, Australia, Dubai, Jordan, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Alongside his artistic practice, Khan is a faculty member in the Printmaking Department of National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan.
born 1973, Australia
Damon Kowarsky studied printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts and Glasgow School of Art and Advanced Figure Drawing with Godwin Bradbeer at RMIT.
Since graduating he has exhibited in Australia and abroad and worked as a scientific, courtroom, and archaeological illustrator. In 2002 he assisted on a dig for the Dakhleh Oasis Project Egypt.
In 2007 he taught drawing at Beaconhouse National University Lahore and studied miniature painting under Murad Mumtaz and Mahreen Zuberi. In 2010 he taught printmaking at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi and held a successful solo exhibition at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore.
The recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award and Collie Trust Scholarship, Kowarsky has travelled extensively in South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Architecture and the colours of earth and sky inspire much of his work.
Kowarsky exhibits regularly in Australia and internationally. He is currently working on a series of prints inspired by recent travels in Japan, Korea, and the USA.