My poem, Immigration, selected for publication at the IMA! @caitsmeissner #islamicmuseumaustralia

1209718_writingI’m thrilled to announce that my poem, Immigration, will be exhibited at the Islamic Museum of Australia from Oct 10th to Jan 10th 🙂 I’m even more excited that my youngest sister’s poem will also be exhibited 🙂 Go Aisyah!

My deepest thanks and gratitude goes to the talented Caits Meissner, who so lovingly nurtured my sister and me, along with our poems. Caits, you are my poetic personal trainer.

The IMA’s opening night function will be on Friday 10th October, at 7 pm. If you’re able to, please do head down and celebrate the beauty produced by various Australian Muslim artists. In a world splintering at the edges, it helps to be reminded of the constancy and presence of the Divine, threaded through our lives and artwork. There is still so much beauty in this world, living alongside the pain.

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Islamic Museum of Australia is open!

slamicm.public_html.images.IMANewsletter.imalogonsp-659I’m thrilled to share the exciting news that the IMA (Islamic Museum of Australia) has opened its doors to the public! May this be the beginning of many, many years of inspiring artwork which builds bridges between communities.

Please click here to read the IMA Opening Press Release.

For those of you lucky enough to be living close to the IMA, the address is 15A Anderson Road, Thornbury, Victoria 3071. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 10am – 4pm and Friday from 10am – 9pm. For the rest of us, let’s plan to book a flight and drop in 🙂