Material Histories Online Workshop with Meera Sethi

   Friday, March 12

   6:00 - 7:00 pm


Education Policies

Join artist Meera Sethi in a free live workshop and show & tell, Material Histories, that explores the cultural and socio-political histories of South Asian textiles and garments. Textile contributors will bring a South Asian garment or textile piece that they own to contribute to the discussion and share a story about what it means to them. From these stories, Meera will lead a discussion on South Asian heritage textile crafts and garment design, production, and how they relate to regional cultures, identities, and political histories.

You can participate in 2 different ways: either as a Textile Contributor or an Audience Participant.

Textile Contributors can register by emailing with an image of your South Asian textile or garment piece so that the artist can conduct some research on it. We respectfully ask that all registered Textile Contributors are committed to attending the workshop, out of consideration for the artist’s time and labour to conduct research on your textile piece.

Audience participants can watch, listen, learn and ask questions during the open Q&A session. To register as an audience participant, please proceed to Registration Button below.

Meera Sethi is one of the exhibiting artists in the paired exhibition In Visible at the Perry Gallery of the AGB from January 15- April 3, 2021.


  • Paper and pen or pencil for jotting down notes of interest.
  • A cup of tea or other beverage to enjoy throughout the gathering.


All Participation requirements:

-You will need to have a screen device with a Zoom account and some proficiency in navigating Zoom.

We are unable to go over “how-to-Zoom” during the workshop due to limited time.

To learn Zoom basic navigations, please watch this short YouTube video:

To learn how to Pin a Video on Zoom, please watch this short YouTube video:

This workshop will not be recorded to maintain a live workshop experience.

If you have any questions, please direct them to

The zoom link will be emailed to registrants one day before the workshop start date.


Meera Sethi’s practice uses a variety of mediums to explore connections between labour, embodiment, and historical processes as it relates to clothing, textile, and migration. She is interested in tying the personal to the political through objects of care.

Meera Sethi is one of the exhibiting artists in the paired Spring exhibition In Visible at the Perry Gallery of the AGB.

You can catch up with Meera’s current projects on her Instagram @meerasethi

Image credits: Courtesy of the artist

Image Credit:    Courtesy of the artist