Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

HERE&NOW16 / GenYM

Close-up image of golden safety pins with dark background

Exhibition duration

30 April - 16 July 2016


Gallery opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.

Opening Night

Date:
Friday 29 April | 18:00 - 20:00

Venue:
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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Enquiries:
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

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A firsthand look at being young and Muslim in modern Australia.

Presenting nine contemporary artists whose otherwise diverse work is tied together by their experiences of being young and Muslim in Australia. The featured artists are (almost) all members of ‘Generation Y’, growing up or migrating to Australia in the 1990s and early 2000s, and their work reflects lives spent living with and challenging a ‘post-9/11’ construction of Muslim identity.

Abdul Abdullah’s photography and Fatima Mawas’s short films starkly confront the contradictions that continue to emerge from anti-Muslim sentiments in Australia. Nadia Faragaab and Idil Abdullahi express notions of ‘Somaliness’ through domestic objects representing romantic yearnings for Somalia. Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Zahrah Habibullah and Rubaba Haider recollect delicate objects evoking childhood memories and familiar surroundings. Suzi Elhafez deconstructs concepts of Islamic ornamentation and cosmology through the senses, while Marziya Mohammedali exposes the ongoing plight of asylum seekers in Australia’s detention centres.

HERE&NOW is a series of annual exhibitions at LWAG that are led by emerging curators and showcase the outstanding work of contemporary Western Australian artists.

Featured image: Rubaba Haider, Like a shadow; I am and I am not, 2015, installation (safety pins and thread)

List of Works and Floor Plan

Media release and image suite