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'So That You Might Know Each Other' exhibition lecture series

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Join us for this series of lectures linked to the exhibition 'So That You Might Know Each Other': Faith and Culture in Islam.

Silk, gold and sublime artistry: The inimitable world of Islamic textiles, Wednesday 9 May 2018, 12.30–1.30pm

Textiles from across the Islamic world are renowned for their variety and beauty. These fine works of art reflect the enduring richness of Islamic cultures and the diverse societies within which they were produced.

Christina Sumner OAM, weaver, teacher and former curator at the Powerhouse Museum, will draw on artefacts displayed in the exhibition to explore the central role textiles play in Islamic societies and the cultural meanings inherent in and conveyed by them.

Introduction to Islam, Thursday 14 June 2018, 12.30–1.30pm

Professor Amin Saikal AM FASSA, Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University, is a specialist in the politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia.

In this lecture, he will provide an introduction to Islam and the foundations of this global religion.

A dialogue of object: Implications of Islamic art, Thursday 5 July 2018, 12.30–1.30pm

Sam Bowker, lecturer in art history and visual culture at Charles Sturt University, shares his favourite things from the exhibition to reveal unexpected relationships with contemporary art and design.

Through innovative, audacious, intricate and unusual objects, this lecture will outline some of the complications that situate ‘Islamic’ art as a challenging and global field.

The Inner Apartment: Contemporary Australian Muslim art, Thursday 19 July 2018, 12.30–1.30pm

The Inner Apartment exhibition at the Nishi Gallery, New Acton, explores the fractured beauty of the sacred and the mundane. Featuring works by Shireen Taweel, Hoda Afshar and Leila El Rayes, the exhibition examines the ways in which usually private, spiritual and deeply personal matters of the heart and mind have been turned inside-out and thrust into the public domain. Join curator, Nur Shkembi, and the artists as they discuss their work and the ideas behind the exhibition.

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