Latest exhibition puts focus on women

January 17, 2019 by  

The 2019 programme at the Bankstown Arts Centre has kicked off with an exhibition by Chester Hill lawyer, women’s activist, and Archibald finalist Amani Haydar.

Throughout January, Haydar’s works, entitled ‘Malika/Queen of the Home’, will be on show at the centre which attracts art enthusiasts from Milperra and throughout the Canterbury-Bankstown area.

Like many of the exhibitions held at the venue, this latest presentation features some outstanding art with a definite theme. Mayor Khal Asfour said the display honours and recognises the important role of women within the community adding:

“I’m glad we can assist artists, such as Ms Haydar, to communicate important messages and themes through the displaying of their work.”

The exhibition has been described as a celebration of the way the community’s women overcome adversity, fit in and instil a sense of being home.

Ms Haydar said she uses art as a way of expressing her emotions including the loss of her mother through domestic violence in 2015. The exhibition also reflects the artist’s personal memories including her experience of growing up as part of an Arab-Australian household.

The public are invited to attend an artist talk, which will be held at the centre from 6:30pm to 8pm on January 24. Exhibitions and related events sometimes use brochure printing to provide attendees with relevant information.

To coincide with the staging of International Women’s Day in March, the Bankstown Arts Centre will feature an exhibition by Anney Bounpraseuth including works by the Rohingya Women’s Group.