Turquoise Paradox Iranian Women Visual Artists Collective (IWVAC-Australia) Group Exhibition.

Official Opening – Saturday 8th April 4pm – 6pm 

Guest Speaker: Jan Fieldsend, Artist and former Director of the Tin Sheds Gallery & Artworkshops, University of Sydney

Exhibition dates: 5th – 27th April

Days and Times: Wed to Fri, 11am – 4pm and Sat 10am – 2pm

Where: Me Artspace, 25 Atchison Street, St Leonards located in the TWT Creative Precinct

Curated by Nazanin Marashian

12 of the current IWVAC-Australia artists have created new work in response to the curatorial theme of ” Turquoise Paradox”. Works include, watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings, jewellery, craft, marquetry, mixed media traditional Persian Miniature and more contemporary styles.  

Iran is still a mysterious place for Australian audiences and indeed most of the Western world. It is a country imbued with beauty, history and paradox. Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution artists have negotiated the intersection of private and public life as well as the limitations of censorship. This exhibitions looks closely at the work of emerging Iranian artists living and working in Australia and their engagement with this curatorial theme. 

The colour turquoise has many layers of reference for Iranian culture both past and present; in fact it is the national stone of Iran and used in many architectural and spiritual contexts. The participating artists all have a connection with this colour in their work and it is a unifying element in the exhibition across a divergent presentation of practices. The notion of ‘paradox’ is also pertinent to their work and experiences as women.

Exhibiting artists are: Nazanin Marashian, Farina Salehi, Atefeh Hekmat, Haleh Khaksaz, Fereshteh Pezeshki, Azadeh Yoghoubi, Azadeh Zolfigol, Mina Chehelnabi, Forough Rostamian, Niloufar Tofigh, Marayam Monterzerlogaem and Mahnaz Monterzerlogaem.

More more details click here: http://www.meartspace.com.au/exhibitions/