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 work of a worldwide Islamic calligraphist, el-Seed.
eL Seed grew up in France and started spray painting in late 90’s. Born to Tunisian parents, he continues to foster strong ties to his motherland. Moving to North America, eL Seed’s interests in calligraphy and graffiti collided and fused together. Developing on the tradition lived by the first Arabic calligraphers, eL Seed chooses to paint a message rather than his name; his calligraphic compositions bringing to life what is otherwise perceived as an ‘old’ or ‘dead’ civilization. His work, taking inspiration from the past to encourage hope for the future, has been displayed in the streets, galleries and museums around the world and featured in many international publications.
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 Islamic Centre of Victoria,
- Ph: 9328 2067
Source: Australian Muslim Artists
Photo Credit: Australian Muslim Artists