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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.

Virtual Exhibition Exhibition ebook Workshops and Events Art for Kids

Navigating the virtual gallery space

Please be patient, the program might take a short time to load.

To move around the space, use your mouse to move the white circle on the ground. Then left click on the white circle to take you to that spot.

To rotate in the spot you are in, left click on the mouse and drag it round.

Clicking on the individual works will enlarge the image and provide more information about each work.

Clicking on the wall panels will also enlarge the text.

And, make sure to look around corners too.

Please note: The exhibition contains some nudity. Works exhibited in the virtual exhibition are not to scale.

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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 has only recently started her artistic practice.

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.

Find out about what a selection of previous HOME artists are up to:

Zahra Ali and Saba Hakim: Zahra and Saba are Melbourne-based artists. Zahra's practice includes textiles, digital design, drawing, painting, calligraphy and woodwork. Saba established Australian Muslim Adolescent Development and Education, an organisation that uses visual arts with children and adolescents. Mother and daughter Saba and Zahra participated HOME 2019.

Zia Atahi: Zia is a Melbourne-based artist from Ghazni, Afghanistan. Zia is an independent documentary photographer and storyteller. Zia's works focus on concepts of culture, identity and his journey as a refugee. Zia participated HOME 2017 and 2018, and many other Australian and international exhibitions. @ziaatahi on Instagram

Baaqiy Ghazali: Baaqiy is a Malaysian born, Melbourne-based visual artist and illustrator. Her works include paintings, drawings, murals and small sculptures.  Baaqiy showcased her work in HOME 2019 and hosted a great illustration workshop. @baaqiy on Instagram

Salah Murad: Salah is a Melbourne-based artist whose multi-disciplinary practice includes drawing, painting, clay modelling and metalwork. Salah's vibrant and colourful works are inspired by childhood, and his works often explores the theme of peach, exhibited as part of the HOME 2019 exhibition.

Sha Sarwari: Sha is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Afghanistan, who has lived in Australia for 18 years. Sha has held numerous solo ehibitions nationally and won many prizes in Australia. Sha is one of the HOME 2019 artists. @shasarwari on Instagram

Zakiria Tahirian: Zakiria participated HOME 2017 and 2019, and other national and internationl exhibitions. Trained at the Hatif Art School in Pakistan, Zakiria Tahirian is now a practicimg artist based in Melbourne. @ztahirian on Instagram

     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.