MOROCCAN-born Canberra artist Fatima Killeen has been involved with the Australian Muslim Women’s Project organised by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre over the last 12 months and not for the first time.
Originally trained as a painter at the ANU School of Art, but now exploring three-dimensional artworks that look at both domesticity and politics, Killeen is exhibiting eight artworks in the resulting exhibition, “No Added Sugar”, evolved from a community engagement program held in suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra – in schools, community centres and homes.
The Muslim women contemporary artists exhibiting are Asiya Sian Davidson, Crooked Rib Art, Fatima Killeen, Idil Abdullahi, Marwa Charmand, Mehwish Iqbal, Resala Alazzawi and Zeina Iaali, along with the creative writing of Eugenia Flynn.
In 2011, these artists explored their own ideas by sharing creative activities in various community contexts In 2012 the Artists have created new works for this exhibition.
The works explore personal and collaborative stories, through art installation, printing, drawing, photography, organic material, painting, etching, textiles, jewellery, sculpture, sound and video. The artworks reflect critical questions and self-determined imaginations, grounded in a local sense of place and simultaneously linking with international contemporary cultures.
“No Added Sugar”, at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Casula Road, Casula, 10am to 5pm, May 12-July 8. Free public events every Sunday 2-5pm. All welcome.