Join us for a spotlight talk with 24th Biennale of Sydney artists, Mangala Bai Maravi, who will appear by her work on display in the Turbine Hall at White Bay Power Station to discuss the themes and content of the work, her practice, and the process of realising the project.


Mangala Bai Maravi, the daughter of Shanti Bai Maravi, a well-known Baiga tattoo artist from Lalpur village, Madhya Pradesh, India, has found an interesting way to revive the Baiga tattoo culture. Translating tribal tattoo designs to paper and canvas, Mangala Bai is engaged in keeping her Baiga traditions alive. This innovative style of preservation has become a dependable source of income for her family and has drawn attention to the distinctive tattoos and culture of the Baiga people.

Logos, from left: Creative Australia, Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, NSW Government, City of Sydney, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Neislon Foundation, Mrvac, and Destination NSW

Mangala Bai Maravi supported by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain