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'So That You Might Know Each Other'

Ask Me Anything conversations

Two women and a man dressed in traditional costumes singing and playing music

Saturday 23 June, 21 July; Wednesday 4 July

Join members of Canberra’s Muslim community for an open conversation about Islam.

Ask about Iftar, fasting at Ramadan, the difference between a niqab and hijab, and more.

Gandel Atrium

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A dialogue of objects: Implications of Islamic art

Thursday 5 July 2018, 12.30–1.30pm

Sam Bowker
Sam Bowker

Sam Bowker, lecturer in art history and visual culture at Charles Sturt University, shares his favourite things from the ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’ exhibition to reveal unexpected relationships with contemporary art and design.

Through innovative, audacious, intricate and unusual objects, this lecture will outline some of the complications that situate ‘Islamic’ art as a challenging and global field.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Friends 
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre

The Inner Apartment: Contemporary Australian Muslim art (CANCELLED)

Thursday 19 July 2018, 12.30–1.30pm

Inner apartment lecture
Courtesy Nishi Gallery

The Inner Apartment exhibition on show at the Nishi Gallery, New Acton, explores the fractured beauty of the sacred and the mundane.

Featuring works by Shireen Taweel, Hoda Afshar and Leila El Rayes, the exhibition examines the ways in which usually private, spiritual and deeply personal matters of the heart and mind have been turned inside-out and thrust into the public domain.

Join curator, Nur Shkembi, and the artists as they discuss their work and the ideas behind the exhibition.