When:Saturday 12th October, 10am to 4pm
Come along and share your stories, skills and creativity from your home country. This special workshop will assist migrants and refugees in Canberra to express the diversity of creativity arising from our knowledge and cultures.
Through art and creativity, we can interpret our cultures in different ways, to contribute to arts and culture across two different societies.
The workshop, led by artist Maryam Zahid, is about the experience of forging new identities and negotiating notions of self, inspired by Maryam’s work to create opportunities for Afghan women to engage in dance, poetry and visual arts as a means of empowerment and self-expression.
In this workshop, participants will be guided to share their stories and create original artworks based on expressing individual hopes and dreams, “My Journey” for their new life in Australia.
Bookings are essential for this free workshop. Please book online via Trybooking.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maryam Zahid is the founder and director of Afghan Women on the Move. Afghan Women on the Move creates a safe platform for women as survivors of war and trauma, to gather and participate in arts and cultural programs, outside of religious and political influences. Maryam has been an amazing success story for a refugee woman. She came to Australia as a refugee in the year 1999 at the age 20. After completing her HSC she pursued her further studies in the field of social work and community services, to follow her passion from an early age, of helping the wider community.
Maryam is an emerging theatre writer, working on her second one-woman play through a writer’s mentorship program at Blacktown Arts. She has successfully received funding for a new theatre work, which will premiere in August 2019 called (The Good Woman). As the founder of the Afghan Women on the Move, Maryam has successfully led refugee women in arts and cultural programs as part of the Daneha exhibition and performance program at Blacktown Arts. This has included a series of visual art works and new writing for performance. She has also facilitated cultural nights for women from the refugee community.