Australian Muslim Art

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Australian Muslim Artists will be creating a collection of artwork showcasing the diverse talent of Muslim artists in Australia.

In history, Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onwards by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic populations. The huge field of Islamic architecture is not the topic here, leaving fields as varied as calligraphy, painting, glass, ceramics, and textiles, among others. for consideration. As Australia is a young nation with an emergent Muslim talent from its diverse and multicultural population, it is appropriate that Muslim artists make contributions to the culture of Australia via their artworks.

Australian Muslim Artists are seeking artists with skills in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpting, Ceramics and other media.

The scope of media includes Jewellery, Mixed media, Photography, and Architecture. Other included media will be Poetry, Short film, Performance art, Singing and Music. You can find out how to contribute at the website of Australian Muslim Artists.

Islamic Graffiti is the works of a worldwide Islamic calligraphist, el-Seed.

After growing up in Paris during the late 80s and early 90s, graffiti artist eL Seed found himself inspired by hip-hop culture. With parents from Teboulbou, Southern Tunisia, he explored his North African origins by learning calligraphy. Before becoming an artist, he pursued degrees in Marketing and Business. After befriending a graffiti artist known as Hest1, he began to combine his love of graffiti and calligraphy. Today, he creates both personal exhibitions as well as murals for commission.

El Seed’s Melbourne Tour will include the exclusive ICV master class and q&a session, the ICV mural reveal and launch of el Seed’s book: Arabic Grafitti.

  • Where: ICV – Level 2, 66 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne
  • When: Thursday 18th October 2012 @ 6pm-9pm
  • Cost: FREE – bookings essential
  • Light meal and refreshments provided
  • For more information and bookings contact the ICV
  • Email: admin@icv.org.au
  • Ph: 9328 2067

Source: Australian Muslim Artists

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Australian Muslim Artists