Photographer and cross-cultural projects manager Áine Edwards came to India on her first trip some 16 years ago, volunteering to help a cousin set up his software firm. And then, three years ago, Googling to find connections between India and Ireland, she found there were hardly any. Yet, she knew Indians were going to Ireland. “We have a lot of common history, but it seemed as if it was wafting away.” Fascinated with the idea of fostering cultural exchange and building ties, Áine, a photographer, brought painters Victor Richardson, Maeve Mcmanamon, Dorothee Roberts, Carol Booth and ceramicist Sara Roberts, together for Contrasts. This venture was supported by Culture Ireland and the Irish Embassy at New Delhi. Honorary Consul General of Ireland in Chennai, Rajeev Mecheri, optimistic for the two countries coming closer on this platform, said “Art and culture is fundamental to any society.”
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