is an artist, curator and academic interested in exploring the space between cultures and the expanded social role of art. She currently lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Currently her art research focuses on the role of the arts in encouraging a sense of belonging in newly arrived migrant and asylum seeker communities. Her research is focused on the inclusive city and contributes to dialogues on the right to the city. This site gives an overview her art based career, including visual art projects and exhibitions, curated exhibitions, art academic history and arts employment.

Recent Project: Belonging and the Transient Home (2016)

Belonging and the Transient Home is a project building on my interest in how art can play a role in encouraging inclusive cities and communities. The project emerged from my earlier work in Glenroy, Victoria on the Artists Incubator project. Building on an existing relationship with the Vicseg Asylum Seekers Social Health Group, this project was specifically developed with the Iranian family playgroup, based in the northern suburb of Broadmeadow, Melbourne. The project explores ways in which an art based project, can be developed with newly arrived migrant communities, with the aim of encouraging participation in creativity, through a public outcome. This project explores the overarching theme of belonging in a new urban society, explored through the sharing of culture, themes of mobility, which encourage a rethinking of our relationship with the ever increasingly complex idea of home. Pictured above are Transient Homes, which formed a part of our event at the Broadmeadows Street Festival event in April, 2016. Objects created by the group, were shared with the audience and these homes were raced by the local community, as a way of creating a participatory event where the social health group and the local community could engage and interact. The project recently appeared in the Hume Leader and also in the Hong Kong and Chinese media. For further information visit the page.

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