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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 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


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