10am – 12pm Mondays until 21 September 2020
Weston Creek Community Centre
Tuggeranong Arts Centre invites women on Monday mornings for art and craft in a welcoming environment. Artist Hangama will lead activities to build your artistic skills and confidence, and you can share your skills and experience too.
Women from any background who have migrated to Australia and who now live in the Weston/Woden region are welcome. Fluency in English is not essential.
Activities will include working with fabric, paper and recycled objects – stitching, painting and drawing. Materials will be provided.
Hangama came to Australia from Afghanistan as a refugee in August 2003. At that time she spoke no English, but began her English language studies and progressed rapidly, graduating with her Higher School Certificate in 2009 with a Commendation Award for her HSC body of artwork.
Hangama has since developed her arts practice in painting, drawing, photography and writing. She moved to Canberra in 2010 where she is studying for a Bachelor of Writing at the University of Canberra.
Hangama’s artwork draws on her Afghan heritage, her homeland and its history. She espouses an aesthetic and philosophy of beauty, grace and community service. She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and works actively as an advocate for migrant women and refugees.
To join this group:
- Email Jacqui at [email protected]
- Questions: call Jacqui on 02 6293 1443
- Information also available in Dari, Mandarin and Urdu at: https://www.tuggeranongarts.com/events/migrant-womens-art-group/
Image credit: Artwork by Hangama