FREE UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE GALLERY
The upcoming weeks present the opportunity to explore the richness of the Islamic arts. The Artbar comes alive with musical performances on traditional Middle Eastern instruments including the tabla, darbuka and reed instruments. Speakers from the Islamic community share their personal experiences and knowledge of Islamic culture, art and religion, and the film program presents recent Iranian films.
CELEBRITY TALKS & PERFORMANCES 6.30pm
11 July Keysar Trad, spokesman, Islamic Friendship Association: The concept of beauty in Islam
18 July Nada Roude, cultural and religious diversity consultant: Islam’s rich heritage in Australia
25 July Waleed Aly, Islamic Council of Victoria: Islam and the search for beauty
1 August Mehmet Ozalp, author and president Affinity Intercultural Foundation: The fundamentals of Rumi's thoughts
8 August Aheda Zanetti, designer of the 'burqini': Muslim women's swimsuit
GUIDED TOURS 7.15pm
An incomplete world: works from The UBS Art Collection
Anselm Kiefer: Recent work
The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D Khalili Collection
MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR 7.30pm
11 July Davood A Tabrizi, multi award winning Persian composer, plays Middle Eastern classical and folk music
18, 25 July & 1 August Salam, present a journey across Turkish, Indian and Armenian classical music with Veren Grigorov on Violin and Viola and Rob Shannon on tabla and darbuka.
8 August Kim Sanders, world music pioneer, plays music from Turkey to Indonesia using a variety of traditional flutes and reed instruments.
FILM PROGRAM 7.15pm
The Iranian New Wave in association with The Arts of Islam exhibition, presents some of the most important feature films to have emerged from Iran in the last decade, concentrating particularly on stories of strong, resilient Muslim women and children.
11 July Time for Drunken Horses (Dir: Bahman Ghobadi, 2000)
18 July The Circle (Dir: Jafar Panahi, 2000)
25 July Kandahar (Dir: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2001)
1 August The Day I Became a Woman (Dir: Marziyeh Meshkini, 2000)
8 August Blackboards (Dir: Samira Makhmalbaf, 2001)
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW IN JULY
An incomplete world until 5 August
Anselm Kiefer: Recent work until 29 July
Ishiuchi Miyako: mother's until 5 August
The Arts of Islam until 23 September
Australian Etchings & Engravings 1880s-1930s until 22 July
Paradise Then: Arthur Fleischman in Bali until 29 August
One Sun One Moon until 9 December
Weekly program information at http://www.artafterhours.com.au/
Art Gallery of New South Wales
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