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Iraqi Cultural Festival – Grand Opening

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As part of the 2017 Iraqi Cultural Festival, the Shanasheel Visual Art Exhibition at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery is a fantastic display of the Iraqi community’s cultural richness.

On display are works from Iraqi male and female artists, including fashion designs and jewellery, sculptures, and audiovisual displays. Paintings on exhibit touch on various themes including war and death, the changing nature of Iraqi culture, and existential explorations and fantasies on life, relationships, and the individual.

Juxtaposed with the stillness of the visual art are the lively and colourful music and dance performances. In traditional costumes, the performers bring the large crowds together in the court of the museum. As music plays and people cheer, craftspeople, from jewellers and bakers, textile and fashion designers sell their wares to delighted patrons – from fellow Iraqis, other migrants, and to people born here. The exhibition attracts all different types, of all different ages who call Australia, home; adding both to the people and the land.

About Western Sydney MRC

About Western Sydney MRC Western Sydney MRC is a not-for-profit organisation and community advocate supporting newly-arrived individuals and diverse emerging and established communities to settle in Australia. We work with people who experience vulnerability, including individuals from a refugee background, those seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, assisting in building capacity to live empowered, informed and connected lives.

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