The Association of Iranica in Australasia, in partnership with the State Library of NSW and sponsored by IWVAC-Australia presents a unique opportunity to experience the richness of Iranian cultural heritage. This conference brings together a team of international and national scholars and literary figures to take participants through a unique and exhilarating journey of Iranian … Continue reading Mirrors of Iran 2018 Conference
Daneha (“Seeds” in English) is a new exhibition opening on 5th July at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Center, featuring the work of IWVAC-AUSTRALIA founder Nazanin Marashian among other Persian and Afghani artists. The exhibition is a multi-faceted artistic program made up of a visual arts exhibition, artist talks, musical performances and theatre. Daneha explores the … Continue reading Daneha (Seeds)
Wishing you all a magical Persian New Year! May this year bring you clarity, purpose, power and collective strength to move into the Spring (vernal) Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox for the Southern Hemisphere with ease and abundance. In Australia the moment of the 'New Day' is 3.15am on Wednesday 21st … Continue reading Happy Norouz 1397!
Contemporary artist Sara Iranejad is part of an exciting collaboration bring Perisan motifs into the mixture as part of the Brisasia Festival in February. This project is a collaboration with a cross-cultural group of dancers and musicians featuring live performance and workshops in several art institutes and schools throughout Brisbane. The outcome of the … Continue reading Sara Iranejad – Brisasia Festival
Mojgan Habibi our featured artist opens her PHD research exhibition at the end of January entitled "Behind the Words". Her research is concerned with the use of text by politically motivated Iranian visual artists. Hidden or secondary meanings contained in prose become more evident in times of political or religious censorship, and the use of … Continue reading Upcoming Events 2018
2017 has been a year of exciting opportunities and creativity. IWVAC-Australia artists have engaged in many exhibitions, festivals, art workshops, art classes and the annual sponsorship of the Mirrors of Iran conference at the Art Gallery NSW. Moving into 2018 we are excited to be part of the North Sydney Council Red Project … Continue reading Memberships Now Open
IWVAC-Australia are proudly sponsoring this fantastic Iranica conference. This year the Association of Iranica in Australasia, in partnership with Art Gallery NSW and the Persian International Film Festival, brings you a full day of engagement, discussion and cutting-edge research on Iranian Cinema. The conference features cross-disciplinary discourse on the impact and presence of Iranian cinema … Continue reading Mirrors of Iran | 2017 Conference
IWVAC-Australia member Azadeh Zolfigol is also one of the ' Welcome Studio' artist. She will be running a 2.5hour workshop on Micro-macramé on Saturday 30th September. The Welcome Studio is an artist run initiative partnering with, supporting and welcoming refugees. 100% of their profits support refugees and people seeking asylum in our community. For more … Continue reading Macrame Workshop – Welcome Studio
IWVAC-Australia member, International Artist Sepideh Farzam is presenting work as part of a joint exhibition with Rhonda Pryor at the Gaffa Gallery this month. Her works use discarded materials that connect deeply with memory and personal narratives. "Sighting Memory" opens on 17th August, 6-8pm and continues until 28th August.