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April 2012


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Australian Muslim Women’s Arts Project
Making an impact in local communities.  

An Australian Muslim Women’s Art Project run by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, is tapping into the talent of eight Muslim women artists by helping them run art workshops within their local communities.  

A series of new works have also emerged from this creative hub of Muslim women artists from around Australia. Artists include: Asiya Sian Davidson, Fatima Killeen, Idil Abdullahi, Marwa Charmand, Mehwish Iqbal, Resala Alazzawi and Zeina Iaali.  

Last year workshops were held in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra; from these workshops artists created new works for the 2012 May exhibition.  

A variety of mediums are on show: printing, drawing, photography, organic material, painting, etching, textiles, jewellery, sculpture, sound and video.  

Organisers hope to exhibit in other Australian cities as well as overseas once the 2012 season at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is over.  

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australia Council for the Arts funded the Australian Muslim Women’s Arts Project.  

Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
May 12 – July 8, 2012.

For more information visit 
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is the cultural facility of Liverpool City Council.
Enquiries: Fiona Lelilio: 02 9821 9145

*** Photos and interview opportunities available ***

Clay workshop for African refugee women run by Idil Abdullahi. 
Photo courtesy of Idil Abdullahi  

A professional development workshop run by Nicole Barakat. 
Photo courtesy of Rusaila Bazlamit