We Are All Affected

We Are All Affected
Exhibition | Fairfield City Museum and Gallery | Fairfield |

Event Overview

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

We are all Affected brings together eight Australian-Muslim artists. It will provide insight into what is fast becoming a culturally specific form of anxiety; one which is related to the current socio-political climate. This includes Islamophobia and the unique social, emotional, political and intellectual pressures that exist as a result. We are all Affected will create new conversations and reflections around the Big Anxiety Festival’s theme, from artists that live and deal with issues surrounding representation and identity. These artists explore notions of anxiety within the framework of the reflective/reactive duality.

Co-curated by Khaled Sabsabi and Nur Shkembi as part of the ‘The Big Anxiety: Festival of Arts + Science + People’, We Are All Affected will bring together the experiences of the Muslim community living in Western Sydney.

Artists exhibiting as a part of We are all Affected include:

Abdul Abdullah
Abdul Rahman Abdullah
Idil Abdullahi
Cigdem Aydemir
Rusaila Bazlimat
Eugenia Flynn
Khaled Sabsabi
Abdullah M.I. Syed.

Opening of We are all Affected
21 September, 2017


We are all Affected Panel

Join academic and Walkley Award winning artist, Safdar Ahmed in conversation with the exhibiting artists, writers and curators for a topical discussion on the link between race, identity and anxiety.

The panel includes exhibiting artists: Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Khaled Sabsabi and Idil Abdullahi. Joining them will be writer and blogger Eugenia Flynn and Melbourne based independent curator and writer Nur Shkembi.

We are all Affected Workshops

‘The Art of Healing through Henna’ Saturday 30 September, 10am-1pm
Run by Idil Abdullahi

‘Thinking into Making,’ Saturday 7 October, 2-3:30pm
Run by Abdul Abdullah – explore the creative process of making art – from idea to artwork




Image credit: Wednesdays Child (2013) Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. Image courtesy of Fairfield City Council and copyright the artist.

FCMG is funded by Fairfield City Council, in partnership with Create NSW.

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

About Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery showcases the diverse cultural heritage of Fairfield City with an extensive program of exhibitions and activities catering for the whole community. FCMG is a community museum in partnership with Fairfield City Council and Create NSW. We aim to engage and strengthen our community through the arts, culture and heritage, inspiring an interest in the past and present. FCMG offers a variety of experiences to enhance lifelong learning at all levels in an attractive setting. The museum is a vibrant place providing unique personalised experiences with an extensive program of changing exhibitions and public programs.

To register for this event please visit the following URL: http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/allaffected →


Ticket Information

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When & Where

  • From:Sep 21, 2017,
  • To:Oct 11, 2017,
  • Location: Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

    , 2176, Fairfield.

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