United Through Art
Artist Hangama Obaidullah invites women from refugee and migrant backgrounds, to take part in a free art class in Woden during term 4.
With a focus on community connection, facilitator, Hangama Obaidullah will lead the participants through embroidery activities while providing an opportunity for building friendships and sharing information that will assist in navigating life in Australia and establishing connection to the broader community.
This Term we will invite several guests across the term, from different community organisations around Canberra to share information about what services they provide and how they contribute to the Canberra Community.
The United Through Art class aims to provide an opportunity for community education, social connection and inclusion within an arts context. The class will enable migrant women to better navigate and understand Australian culture, systems and language and their rights and opportunities while building and developing artistic skills.
This term-based art class will meet in Woden at the following time:
WHEN: Thursdays 10am – 2pm, at Woden Library, Community Room 1
- 27 October
- 3, 10, 17, & 24 November
- 1, 8 & 15 December
COST: The classes are free, but registrations are essential. Please register for the class here.
Facilitated and lead by artist, Hangama Obaidullah, the women will explore a range of artistic media and develop their artistic skills, alongside guest speakers and discussion about women’s safety, rights, health, family, policing and family violence services. Participants will build their artistic skills, confidence, independence and social supports while understanding their rights in Australia and available support services, building their capacity to address violence against women and children, experienced by themselves or by other women in their communities. Find out more about Hangama Obiadullah in this interview with Vogue.
United Through Arts is supported by the ACT Government through the Women’s Safety Grants Program and artsACT.