Andrew Garton

Andrew Garton has written 24 posts for Home Lands v2

Bamiyarra Not So Still(s) exhibition

We’re launching our final body of work on 3 August 2012 at Signal. We’d love to see you there… and if you can’t make it, the exhibition runs till 10 August. Continue reading


Premier: Bamiyarra micro-docs, 3 July, Treasury Theatre

You are invited to the premier of two Bamiyarra Micro-docs, Migration and Hope in Life, at Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Film and Arts Festival, 6pm, Tuesday 3 July, Treasury Theatre. Migration is the story of a Hazara family that sought refuge in Australia, how the open sea both carried them here and afforded one of … Continue reading

Bamiyarra Trailer

In August 2011 we launched the project name, Bamiyarra. We now have a trailer.

Bamiyarra Dinner – Farkhonda’s speech

Farkhonda Akbari, who not only assisted with the logistics of the event opened and MC’d the evening. Farkhonda described her role as an “important as a bridge between the two cultures – the informality that is within the Hazaragi culture in contrast to the timed and set schedule of Australian expectations. I had to make sure there are no clashes and misunderstandings by actively staying in touch with both sides.” Continue reading


We’ve completed the first round of training and production, including the design of our project ID and we like it! And we’ve had a crack at a trailer and everyone’s had a go at writing and producing aspects of the first two of four micro-docs. The team will be back in 2012 for more fun … Continue reading

All the best from Team Bamiyarra… it’s been great!

On behalf of Team Bamiyarra and Home Lands v2, thanking you for your support through 2011 and wishing you well for the new year and beyond. Looking forward to an inspired, productive and ebullient 2012. Oh, and if you haven’t seen our trailer yet, please do… we’re rather proud of it. Go to bamiyarra.cc Hugs … Continue reading

Bamiyarra trailer goes live

Young Hazara in both Melbourne and abroad collaborate to produce a micro-docs series, a video installation, public screenings and exhibitions, mentored by media artists and creative producers. Bamiyarra will be on screen at the Emerge Festival in June 2012 and on site at Signal in August 2012.


Bamiyarra is a project that grew out of the second iteration of Home Lands, a project that began around 2007 to connect young people from refugee backgrounds to their home lands and separated communities. Bamiyarra was launched at an informal dinner at Signal on Friday, 18 November. Home Lands version one took us to the … Continue reading

Hazara youth collaborate with Melbourne media artists

At the heart of Home Lands v2 is a coalition of collaboration. The core team is comprised of video for change producers and artists mentoring and co-producing four short-format documentaries, a public installation and an exhibition work with our team of young Hazara in Melbourne and a small network of Hazara abroad. As Creative Producer, … Continue reading

Hazara’s abroad can participate

Training has commenced and so to a call out for Hazara’s abroad to contribute their ideas, images, art work, poetry, video. We’ll be creating a network of contributors over the next couple of weeks, so if you’re out there and want to be involved click on Get-involved.