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Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change

Opening a conversation across complex and sometimes divergent temporalities, Waqt al-tagheer is a political, personal and often poetic exhibition.
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A Time for Communal Sovereignty

How is time conceptualised outside of the status quo? When time is understood within a western context, the idea is static: the past is fixed and the future is inaccessible until it passes through the present.
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Women and faith

If you have an XX chromosome, then it may not shock you to know that the world’s great religions have some special gender-based rules for you.
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Time of Change

In this exhibition curated by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Nur Shkembi, a collective of Australian artists known as Eleven uses its Muslim cultural roots to provocatively destabilize the notion of a clear national identity.
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Creating art while Muslim in Australia

Light flashes upon 11 television screens the refugee artist and former hip-hop performer Khaled Sabsabi has arrayed in a circle on the floor.
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Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change exhibition opening

More than 500 people celebrated the opening of ACE Open’s Adelaide Festival exhibition Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change.
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Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change opening at ACE Open

More than 500 people celebrated the opening of ACE Open’s Adelaide Festival exhibition Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change on Saturday 3 March.
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Opening Night: ACE Open

Reflecting a post-09/11 reality, Waqt Al-Tagheer: Time of Change at ACE Open brings audiences into the world of contemporary Muslim Australian artists.
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Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change

An erudite exhibition takes a look at the work of contemporary Australian Muslim artists.
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A Thread Runs Through It: Sustaining Creativity

In fashion and textiles up-cycling is becoming increasingly popular as a means of generating inexpensive art materials and using sustainable practices to reduce environmental impact. The movement has seen many textile artists reject commercial fabric dyes and printing inks and re-embrace natural, plant-based dyes and eco-printing techniques using leaves and heat to impart colour onto…
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Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change

Adelaide’s ACE Open will play host to a noteworthy moment in Australian contemporary art history when it opens the inaugural exhibition by new Muslim Australian art collective eleven, Waqt al-tagheer: Time of Change, as part of Adelaide Festival 2018.
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What’s on: Mad March highlights

With the Adelaide Festival, Writers’ Week and the Biennial of Australian Art all opening this weekend, the Fringe in full swing, and the Adelaide 500 concerts ready to rock the East End, here’s some help to navigate the early March madness.
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Old mosque inspires sculptor’s work

Sydney artist Shireen Taweel, whose copper artwork ‘Musallah’, is now on display at the Adelaide Festival, said she drew her inspiration from the Broken Hill Mosque.
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Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change

As a part of Adelaide Festival, ACE Open will exhibit Waqt al-tagheer, a show which ponders temporality while amplifying the voices of Eleven, a new collective of Muslim Australian artists.
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A Time of Change

Muslim-Australian artist collective Eleven will tackle representation and resistance in a new exhibition at ACE Open next month.
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Eight Art Shows to See in March

A “nightmarish” Dungeons & Dragons lair, an immersive light show and “the most important exhibition ever to be shown” in South Australia.
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What’s on: Mad March rolls on

Events and shows over the weekend and week ahead, including WOMADelaide, Adelaide Festival and Fringe highlights, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, an ASO Bernstein showcase and the open-air cinema at Glenelg.
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Exhibition explores the diversity of Muslim Australian identities

The beguiling works in a new exhibition showing as part of the Adelaide Festival are grounded in the realities of Muslim artists’ daily lives in Australia, writes Christine Judith Nicholls.
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What does 2018 hold for the visual arts?

You can tell a lot about a year by the topics that garner attention. We surveyed the exhibitions scheduled for 2018 to get a handle on what will dominate the year.
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Arts Hub – review Waqt Al Tagheer – April, 2018

Arts Hub – review Waqt Al Tagheer – April, 2018..
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Runway – review Waqt Al Tagheer – April, 2018

Runway – review Waqt Al Tagheer – April, 2018…
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Art Almanac – review Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018

Art Almanac – review Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018…
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The Adelaide Review – Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018

The Adelaide Review – Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018…
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Broadsheet Adelaide, A Time of Change – review of Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018

Broadsheet Adelaide, A Time of Change – review of Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018…
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The Conversation – review Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018

The Conversation – review Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018…
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The Guardian – Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018

The Guardian – Waqt Al Tagheer – March, 2018…
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The Mix – ABC – episode 7th April, 2018

The Mix – ABC – episode 7th April, 2018 In this episode of The Mix, Eloise Fuss meets with Nur Shkembi, Abdullah M.I. Syed and Shireen Taweel to review Waqt – Al Tagheer and talk about the new collective of Australian Muslim artists, writers and curators called eleven …
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Like a Ray of Light – Art Asia Pacific March 2018

The Australian-Muslim art collective eleven was formed in 2016 with the purpose of encouraging autonomous dialogues about what it means to exist in the contemporary moment, both within and outside of the group…
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You See Monsters

You See Monsters is a film about the power of art to challenge assumptions and change the way that we view the world. Commissioned by the ABC and supported by Screen Australia and Film Victoria…
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A Bonza Nur Shkembi

For our final edition of Sheilas for 2015, we had the pleasure of interviewing the brilliant Nur Shkembi, a Melbourne based contemporary Muslim artist, curator and writer…
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Islamic Fusion

Our country’s newest museum, the Islamic Museum of Australia, is where Muslim identity is not ‘locked down’ but opens up to diversity and fusion, according to its art curator, Nur Shkembi…
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Making waves at Australia’s first Islamic museum

Surfboards decorated by COFA lecturer Phillip George fusing Western culture and Eastern art will be permanently displayed at Australia’s first Islamic Museum…
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Borderlands exhibition fosters cultural understanding at Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury

SURFBOARDS decorated with Islamic patterns were designed to help a multicultural audience ride a new wave of understanding, says artist Phillip George…
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Artist captures the mood of the marginalised

In recent months, hundreds of young Muslim men from Western countries are said to have joined the rebel group ISIL to fight in Iraq and Syria…
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Exploring the ineffable

Australian artists are increasingly using their practice to examine religious and spiritual themes…
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Melbourne Islamic museum offers steely edge to Muslim works

Nur Shkembi doesn’t like to use the words ”east” and ”west”, and yet in many ways, her work as art director of the newly opened Islamic Museum of Australia occupies the boundary between the two…
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Islam’s holy month captured for museum photographic competition exhibition

THE spirit of Ramadan is on display at the Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury…
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Find your perfect neighbourhood

At the end of a nondescript industrial strip in Thornbury, backing onto and accessible by the Merri Creek Trail, the Islamic Museum of Australia appears in an unexpected architectural flourish…
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eL Seed comes to paint in peace

MELBOURNE’S laneways will be redecorated with ornate Islamic calligraphy painted by an internationally renowned Muslim street artist who says his art conveys a message of peace to hardline Islamists and Westerners alike…
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Reviews

Art Monthly Australia – Hume with a View – You Am I – exhibition review edition 219
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Hybrid II – review by Penny Webb The Age
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Borderlands
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