Sara Irannejad is a Brisbane based multi-disciplinary artist working across painting, pyrography, installation and video who is currently undertaking a Doctor of Visual Art at Queensland College of Art. Graduated from the school of Fine Art at Tehran University she left her country of origin, Iran, in 2009 and pursued her education at School of Museum of Fine Art in Boston where she was granted an Exceptional Artist scholarship in 2012. She moved to Brisbane as a permanent resident in 2012 and chose Australia as her new country. Her diasporic experiences led her to perceive things differently and became interested in seeking how sense of ‘belonging’ and one’s relationship with the environment evolve during travel and dislocation. In her artworks, juxtaposing images inspired by traditional Persian motifs and iconography with fragments of Australian history and nature offer new perspectives on issues of ‘memory’, ‘home’ and ‘belonging’. Her works have been showcased internationally in countries such as Iran, Germany, Indonesia, USA and Australia and kept in public and personal collections including Logan Art Gallery, Jugglers Art Space and Gold Coast Botanic Gardens.