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Sultana's Dream
May 2011

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Melbourne-based artist, Anisa Sharif, captivated audiences with her luminous mosaic 'I am Transformed'  at the recent annual ICV exhibition You Am I. Anisa was one of 30 Australian Muslim artists to showcase their work to the more than 24,000 visitors that attend the Hume Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows each month. You Am I also featured the stunning installation 'Rumiyat By Heart', by the highly acclaimed Canberra-based artist, Fatima Killeen. Fatima's exquisitely detailed and beautifully alluring fine art paintings, prints and installations often impart a compelling and heartfelt social message through her mastery of the visual arts.

Anisa Sharif  'I am Transformed'

Fatima Killeen  
Rumiyat: By Heart 2011  
Series of 3 pieces
Etchings on paper, dry roses, lace, wood  
28cm (w) x 32cm (h) x 12cm (d)  

Artist’s Statement:  
'The world of Rumi is unique.  It is a sanctum where religion, status, race or political forces have no influence…
It is a world where humanity is revered and valued in every person. His work is an intimate encounter and an offering of justice, hope, love and peace.'

Nur Shkembi

Nur Shkembi is a Melbourne-based contemporary artist and Arts Officer at the Islamic Council of Victoria.