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tracing transcendence

Shireen Taweel

Dates
Opening May 12 2pm – 4pm
4 May–16 June
Tue–Sat 11am–5pm
Venue
The SUBSTATION
Tickets
Free
Hashtag
#shireentaweel

 

 

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    Tactile tour 12 May

This is not a ticketed event

Look beyond the cities and the headlines and you’ll see that Islam isn’t new in Australia. Tracing back to the mid-1800s, the presence of Islamic cameleers or “Ghans” in outback Australia led to more than just train tracks and the supply of goods across arid rural terrain – the sacred sites and prayer spaces they left behind tell stories that resonate today in contemporary Muslim Australia.

Guided by a strong sense of discipline and tradition, Shireen Taweel’s installation of copper, light and sound charts the history of the country’s mosques. Inspired by remote Australian landscapes and Islamic decorative arts, Taweel’s approach is rooted in cross-cultural dialogue and consideration of sacred and secular spaces. The resulting work is a delicate and meditative intersection of past, present and future.

Public Program – From Here Onwards
Artist-led Panel discussion unpacking representations in greater Australia, ideas of local histories, fluid identities and transformations from cultural exchange.
Speakers : Hayley Millar-Baker, Phuong Ngo, Tamara Saulwick and Shireen Taweel
The SUBSTATION Gallery
Sat 12 May, 1pm – 2pm

Iftar Feast for Ramadan
Food and artists performances in the gallery during the sacred time of Ramadan. Celebrate a collective of communities in the west with the simple act of a shared meal.
The SUBSTATION Gallery
Thu 17 May, 5.45pm – 7.00pm

Exhibition Publication
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Created by
Shireen Taweel
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Shireen Taweel

tracing transcendence has been assisted by The SUBSTATION, Create NSW, Anchor Ceramics and the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.