World seen in art


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

THE Aus­tralian Is­lamic Col­lege will host its stu­dents’ art in an ex­hi­bi­tion which re­flects their think­ing of the world and how they see them­selves in Aus­tralia.

THE Aus­tralian Is­lamic Col­lege will host its stu­dents’ art in an ex­hi­bi­tion at the school.

Art co-or­di­na­tor Amelia Joseph said the ex­hi­bi­tion re­flected the stu­dents’ think­ing of their world and how they saw them­selves in Aus­tralia.

“Their par­ents came to Aus­tralia yearn­ing for peace, free­dom and democ­racy. When a per­son mi­grates to an­other coun­try they go through strong feel­ings and fears, par­tic­u­larly if they were from a dif­fer­ent cul­ture and faith back­grounds. They are afraid that they will not be wel­comed be­cause of their dif­fer­ences, and that maybe the dif­fer­ence will be enor­mous, and so there is a lack of trust,” she said.

Sev­eral themes and tech­niques were used in the art work as stu­dents showed the cross­ing of Aus­tralian and Is­lamic cul­ture.

“Th­ese stu­dents wanted to show their iden­tity as a Mus- lim Aus­tralian, that they or their par­ents have ex­pe­ri­enced war, violence and racism in their own home­land. Th­ese stu­dents are grow­ing in the joy of peace in Aus­tralia and will be good Aus­tralian cit­i­zens,” she said.

It in­cludes ce­ramic, sculp­tures, paint­ings, mixed me­dia, mo­saic art and Is­lamic art.

The ex­hi­bi­tion at the school is from Novem­ber 20-27.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d445831

Art co-or­di­na­tor Amelia Joseph, prin­ci­pal Ahdielah Edries and art teacher Dina Ma­gar with Year 8 and 10 stu­dents. Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son.

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