Catherine Yass represented Britain at the 10th Indian Triennale. Where she was awarded one of the nine prizes by the Triennale committee for a new body of work specially commissioned by the British Council. The series, entitled Star comprised six portraits of Bollywood film stars, with a further four images of the auditoria of Mumbai cinema houses. Living in the East End of London, Yass’s first awareness of Indian film came via the large Asian community there. In November 2000 she made her fist visit to Star with a text by Vikram Chadra that explored the symbiotic relationship between film star and the film fan and illustrations of all ten works in the Star series. ISBN 0 86355 470 9, available from Cornerhouse