Exhibition launch


Bamiyarra Not So Still(s) was launched on 3 August 2012 at Signal. We estimated around 120 people turned up to celebrate the culmination of year’s work with two teams of young Hazara working in Melbourne and Kabul. Special guests included Councillor Ken Ong and author Najaf Mazari.

Here’s a few snaps from the install of the exhibition and its subsequent launch.

Here’s a comprehensive selection of stills from our project on Flickr.

Exhibition launch 3 August 2012

Photo by Muzafar Ali.

On Friday 3 August we are launching our final project for 2012, the Bamiyarra Not So Still(s) exhibition at Melbourne’s Signal, a creative studio and gallery for young people.

Young Hazaras in Melbourne and Afghanistan have collaborated with artists Andrew Garton, Werner Hammerstingl and Yandell Walton to explore the art of the photo essay, projected video and sound in a mixed media exhibition.

Our special guest is Najaf Mazari, author of The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif and co-author of The Honey Thief.

Bamiyarra Not So Still(s) is presented by Home Lands v2, a collaboration between La Trobe University, Swinburne University, City of Melbourne Arts and Participation Program and the Cultural Development Network. Home Lands is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, City of Melbourne and the Cultural Development Network.

Launch: Friday 3 August, 6:30pm, Signal, Flinders Walk, Northbank
Exhibition: Saturday 4 August to Saturday 11 August, from 1pm to 5pm. Screenings commence after dark.