IWVAC-Australia are proudly sponsoring this fantastic Iranica conference.
This year the Association of Iranica in Australasia, in partnership with Art Gallery NSW and the Persian International Film Festival, brings you a full day of engagement, discussion and cutting-edge research on Iranian Cinema.
The conference features cross-disciplinary discourse on the impact and presence of Iranian cinema across the globe and includes a special screening of the documentary film entitled:
“76 minutes and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” and Abbas Kiarostami’s latest short film “Take me Home”.
The conference program features keynote speaker Associate Professor Negar Mottahedeh from Duke University in the United States, she will present alongside a team of Australian experts in Iranian cinema: Dr Amin Palangi, Director of the Persian International Film Festival; Dr Michelle Langford, University of New South Wales; Dr Rosa Holman, Deakin University; Dr Gay Breyley, Monash University and Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd, Art Gallery of NSW film programme producer.
There will also be a live ensemble performance of Persian classical music.
An event not to be missed!
The Association of Iranica in Australasia Inc. was founded in Sydney in 2004. This association is committed to building public awareness of the rich and diverse contribution of Iranian Culture and Heritage to our collective human experience through forums, conferences, performances and exhibitions.
IWVAC-Australia member Azadeh Zolfigol is also one of the ‘ Welcome Studio’ artist. She will be running a 2.5hour workshop on Micro-macramé on Saturday 30th September.
The Welcome Studio is an artist run initiative partnering with, supporting and welcoming refugees. 100% of their profits support refugees and people seeking asylum in our community.
For more information and to make a booking click here.
IWVAC-Australia member, International Artist Sepideh Farzam is presenting work as part of a joint exhibition with Rhonda Pryor at the Gaffa Gallery this month. Her works use discarded materials that connect deeply with memory and personal narratives.
“Sighting Memory” opens on 17th August, 6-8pm and continues until 28th August.
Our member artist Negin Chahoud is presenting new work as part of a group exhibition, “Ink of Light” alongside 4 other artists whose works highlight concerns with human rights and spiritual freedom. Curated by Monir Rowshan, the exhibition is a commemoration of the 9th anniversary of the ongoing imprisonment of seven innocent Baha’i leaders in Iran.
IWVAC- Australia artist Atefeh Hekmat runs private art classes from her studio in Western Sydney. Classes open to all age groups and experience levels. Contact her directly for information.
IWVAC-Australia is founded on the principles of community connectedness, engagement and collaboration. It aims to bring together like minded Iranian artists to engage in online networking opportunities and community support.
IWVAC-Australia members are offered networking opportunities, online exposure through our website and social media platforms and project development. The collective acts as a springboard for members to launch their ideas in collaboration with other like minded artists in a supportive environment.
Some of the projects we have delivered and participated in over the past 3 years have been: demonstrations, workshops, artist talks, exhibitions, The Other Art Fair, Crows Nest Festival, Art Month Sydney, Iranian Art and Craft festival, and private art classes.
Application for new membership to join IWVAC-Australia is now open. Membership is open to Iranian Visual Artists living in Australia and abroad. Emerging artists encouraged to apply. Deadline for submission is 14th May, 2017.
We look forward to CONNECT. COLLABORATE. CREATE with you!
Contact us for an application form.
The Turquoise Paradox Exhibition opened to a packed house at Me Artspace on the 8th April 2017. It was a pleasure to meet so many new people and give Australian audiences a little taste of Iranian art and culture. The exhibition continues until 27th April.
New- applications for membership will launch soon. If you are an Iranian artist interested in joining us please contact us for an application form.
Photos by Arash Hashemi
Arash has worked as both photographer and videographer for major production studios in Canada. Since 2001 he has worked with the community documenting celebrations as well as many corporate events, bridal exhibitions and he has photographed international models, dancers, singers and artists.
For more information about Arash’s portfolio or to book him for your next event see his website.
The venue has changed for the workshop tomorrow. Please come to Me Artspace, 25 Atchison St, St Leonards
11am -12.30pm – Owl Design Necklace
1pm – 3pm- Leaf Design Necklace
Please join us for the official launch of the 2017 IWVAC-Australia group show.