07 June - 30 June 2023


VASL/وصل exhibition

7 june - 30 june 2023

‘Vasl’ is an ancient word that is shared across many languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Kurdish. This word represents the spirit of union, meeting, and connection, which perfectly captures the essence of this extraordinary exhibition.  

Curated by the visionary Elyas Alavi and Jacquaya McKenzie (Assistant Curator), this exhibition is a stunning collection of artworks from Australian and international contemporary artists who use their artworks to explore their identity, cultural connectedness, and the everyday. The exhibition includes a diverse range of media, including painting, installation, performance and video. Each piece reflects the artist’s cultural heritage, whether through documenting everyday life, utilising traditional art forms or expressing their pride in their cultural heritage as they explore their art practice. 

VASL/وصل exhibition is a unique celebration of the metaphorical bridge formed across multiple heritages and countries.

They by Alice Hue, Photo by Michael Kluvaneck

VASL is commissioned and presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Presented by
The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre


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