Jun
21
Jul 2

NEW BEGINNINGS FOR REFUGEE WEEK

New Beginnings for Refugee Week commences 21 June 2017!

New Beginnings for Refugee Week commences 21 June 2017!

Redfern’s premier creative hub 107 Projects will host a program of Refugee Week events as part of the New Beginnings: Refugee Arts & Culture Festival. These events will inspire, challenge, inform and develop creative conversations through a mix of visual arts, film, installations and workshops.

When:    21 June – 2 July 2017
Where:   107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016

Stroll down for more information on all the Refugee Week festival events!

Jun
21
Jul 2

Exhibition: Singular/Plural

The Tapestry Collective, one of the works that will be featured in the exhibition. Photo: Tasman Munro

The Tapestry Collective, one of the works that will be featured in the exhibition. Photo: Tasman Munro

Singular/Plural will showcase a diverse array of artworks from both recently arrived and established NSW artists. Facilitating creative exchange between refugee and non-refugee communities, the exhibition will reflect our dynamic and diverse urban contexts, with works that explore the singular and plural aspects of contemporary community life. 

Mohammed Alanezi

Eleni Christou 

Sameer Dakhil

Aroha Groves

Elham Behinaein Hamgini

Lindy Lee

Sayd Mahmod

Alex Seton

Garry Trinh

Tapestry Couch Collective

The Women's Creative Group.

Curated by DeniseThwaites 

Free entry

Saturday 22 June - 2 July
11am - 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday     

Opening night: Wednesday 21 June 6 pm

Jun
24
3:00 pm15:00

Community Kouzina: Persian Tea Ceremony

Ladan’s kitchen table  paying tribute to "Nowruz"  Photo: Eleni Christou

Ladan’s kitchen table  paying tribute to "Nowruz"  Photo: Eleni Christou

Kουζίνα (kouzina) Greek for ‘kitchen’ and ‘cuisine’

Watch ritual become art during a traditional Persian tea ceremony performed by Ladan Haghighat. Guests are invited to sample Ladan's tea, and will learn how to make their own, using a mixture of herbs and spices. 

In the lead up to New Beginnings, the Community Kouzina Project collected stories and recipes from Ladan and other people from refugee background, highlighting the role of food as a culturally rich form of identity that transcends the bounds of geography and time. A Community Kouzina installation is also featured alongside Singular/Plural (check exhibition details for opening times).

Saturday 24 June, 3pm
Persian tea and snacks will be provided.
Children are encouraged to attend.

Free entry.  Registration is essential. 
RSVP:
newbeginningsfestival@ssi.org.au

Jul
1
11:00 am11:00

Meet the artists

Artist Sayd, photo by Damon Amb

Artist Sayd, photo by Damon Amb

11am – 12pm Community tapestry-making with Sayd Mahmod
Sit, relax and learn a unique tapestry technique from artist Sayd.
All materials are provided.

2pm – 3pm Engraving demonstration by Sameer Dakhil
Sameer, an expert engraver and entrepreneur, will run a demonstration on his handcrafted engraving work.

Saturday 1 July
Free entry.  RSVP:
newbeginningsfestival@ssi.org.au