A media arts project that connected young Hazara from refugee backgrounds in Melbourne, Australia, to their home lands and separated communities. Bamiyarra was a Home Lands v2 project initiated by the Cultural Development Network, La Trobe and Swinburne Universities and the City of Melbourne.
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.
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.