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Humaira Fayazi, Being Strong Despite Pressure, 2016

Humaira Fayazi, Being Strong Despite Pressure, 2016

9 July – 15 August

Celebrating Diversity through Creativity

Presented by the City of Greater Dandenong, the HOME Exhibition is an annual program that promotes and supports artists seeking asylum or those with a refugee background. The HOME Exhibition showcases emerging and established artists and celebrates the enormous contribution that they bring to our community, both in the City of Greater Dandenong and beyond.

Now in its sixth year, HOME 2020 includes six artists from across Australia who have created works that respond to the theme of the HOME Exhibiton. Each artist has also been awarded $1,000 courtesy of IKEA Springvale to assist with the preparation of their artworks for this exhibition. In addition to the exhibition, each artist is also participating in professional development opportunities throughout the year and working with professional writer, editor and academic Nadia Niaz to create a written text journal about their work. These will be available closer to the exhibition.



About the Artists

Dr Dacchi Dang

Dr Dacchi Dang | NSW

Dr Dacchi Dang is a Vietnamese-Australian photographic artist and independent researcher. His work is concerned with the ongoing redefinition of ideas of place and of home.

Elham Eshraghian

Elham Eshraghian | WA

Elham Eshraghian is a Bahá’í video artist. Her work uncovers her family’s experience of displacement during the Iranian Revolution and their experience adjusting to life in Australia.

Humaira Fayazi

Humaira Fayazi | VIC

Humaira Fayazi arrived in Australia in 2018 as a refugee from Afghanistan. While in Kabul, she ran a small art gallery and undertook her own artistic practice. She works across various media with a focus on ceramic works and installation art.

Mastaneh Azarnia

Mastaneh Azarnia | VIC 

Mastaneh Azarnia is a Kurdish Iranian refugee who fled her country in 2013. Azarnia spent seven years on Nauru and this body of work draws on that experience. Mastaneh is a painter who has been making art her whole life.

Mirela Cufurovic

Mirela Cufurovic | NSW

Mirela Cufurovic is a Bosnian-Australian emerging self-taught watercolour artist. After arriving to Australia as a refugee with her parents, Mirela turned to art as a means of self- expression.

Vegemite and Candle in Space, Saidin Salkic

Saidin Salkic | VIC

Saidin Salkic (Mido) was born in Bosnia and lives in Melbourne. Mido is a painter as well as a filmmaker and musician.

     Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre      HOME 2020 is proudly
supported by IKEA Springvale

Banner image: Humaira Fayazi, Being Strong Despite Pressure, 2016
Images in bios (Top to Bottom): Dacchi Dang, The Boat, 2001. Elham Eshraghian, The End is Glorious If We Only Persevere (video still), 2019. Humaira Fayazi, Being Strong Despite Pressure, 2016. Mastaneh Azarnia, Agony, 2019. Mirela Cufurovic, Ihsan (Excellence in Faith), 2018. Saidin Salkic, Vegemite and Candle in Space.