Street children of Kabul and other works

Paintings, photography and hand embroidered fabric by Hangama Obaidullah

When: Opening 6pm 7 June, all welcome, and continuing until 30 June

Where: Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Cost: Free

Hangama Obaidullah came to Australia from Afghanistan as a refugee in August 2003. At that time she spoke no English, but in October that year she began her English language studies and rapidly completed 500 hours. She enrolled as a mature age student at St Mary’s Senior High School, Sydney, NSW, graduating with her Higher School Certificate in 2009. She received an Award for Excellence, Major Works, and a Commendation Award for her HSC body of artwork.

Since arriving in Australia, Hangama has developed her arts practice in painting, drawing, photography and writing. She moved to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory in 2010 where she is currently studying for a Bachelor of Writing at University of Canberra.

Hangama’s work draws on her Afghani heritage, her homeland and its history. She espouses an aesthetic and philosophy of beauty, grace and community service. Her goal is to assist other Afghani women and children though her visual arts practice and her writing.

For more information visit Tuggeranong Arts Centre's website.