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 Rahman Abdullah
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.
About Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
To register for this event please visit the following URL: http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/allaffected →
When & Where
- From:Sep 21, 2017,
- To:Oct 11, 2017,
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
, 2176, Fairfield.