FREE UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE GALLERY
The upcoming weeks continue to present the richness of the Islamic arts. Speakers from the Islamic community share their personal experiences and knowledge of Islamic culture, art and religion, including Aheda Zanetti, designer of the 'burqini'. Islamic poetry performances take place in The Arts of Islam exhibition and the Artbar comes alive with musical performances inspired by traditional Middle Eastern music.
CELEBRITY TALKS & PERFORMANCES 6.30pm
1 August. Mehmet Ozalp, author and president Affinity Intercultural Foundation. Love and Humanism of Muslim Mystic Rumi
8 August. Aheda Zanetti, designer of the 'burqini', Muslim women's swimsuit
15 August. Waleed Kadous, Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network. The Pen: the written word in Islamic art
22 August. Nazeem Hussein, Melbourne comedian, Salaam Café ITV. Allah made me funny
29 August. Professor Abdullah Saeed, Director, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. The written word in Islamic culture
LATE NIGHT CELEBRITY TALKS 7.30pm
29 August Robert Cadry, Persian carpet collector, Confessions of a Rug Addict
EXHIBITION TALKS & PERFORMANCES 5.30pm
1 & 8 August. Islamic Poetry reading with Omeima Sukkarieh and Ali Hellany in the exhibition The Arts of Islam*
15 August. Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Arts of Islam*
22 August. Ross Langlands, rugs and textiles expert. The Arts of Islam*
29 August. Noel Hutchison, Australian sculptor. Here I am. Sexuality and eroticism in Bertram Mackennal’s sculpture.
29 August. Gülay Pelin, artist, discusses treasures in The Arts of Islam*
*in the exhibition space. Admission fee applies.
GUIDED TOURS 7.15pm
The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D Khalili Collection
MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR 7.30pm
1 August. Salam, a journey across Turkish, Indian and Armenian classical music with Veren Grigorov on violin and viola and Rob Shannon on tabla and darbuka.
8, 15, 22 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.
1 August. The Day I Became a Woman (Dir: Marziyeh Meshkini, 2000)
8 August. Blackboards (Dir: Samira Makhmalbaf, 2001)
15 August. Secret ballot (Dir: Babak Payami, 2002)
22 August. Gilaneh (Dir: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad & Mohsen Abdolvahab, 2005)
29 August. Ten (Dir: Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW IN AUGUST
An incomplete world until 5 August
Ishiuchi Miyako: mother's until 5 August
The Arts of Islam until 23 September
Paradise Then: Arthur Fleischman in Bali until 29 August
One Sun One Moon until 9 December
Modern British watercolours and drawings until 14 October
Australian Bookbinders exhibition 2007 until 27 September
Weekly program information at www.artafterhours.com.au
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