Hamida Novakovich, curator behind the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s late HERE&NOW16 / GenYM exhibition, talks to Kate Prendergast on the widespread misconceptions surrounding contemporary Muslim artists and contemporary Muslim art.
"The True Blue Crew and Reclaim Australia group constantly point fingers at average peace-loving Australian Muslims, claiming that we are ISIS supporters and that we have the same mentality as jihadists. I wonder whether they know how hard it is for some to deal with being placed in the same category as the people who kill their families overseas on a daily basis."
Yosra Al Awadi, Events Coordinator and writer for UWA's Muslim Students' Association, writes a response to Pauline Hanson and her supporters following Saturday's United Against Bigotry and Racism rally in Perth's CBD.
In June, posters advertising the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery's HERE&NOW16 / GenYM exhibition – which showcased the works of nine emerging young Muslim artists – were defaced and torn down. Featured artists and brothers Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Abdul Abdullah give their response to the incident here.