Activities Update


Exhibition: [Upcoming]
OCTOPUS 17: FOREVER TRANSFORMED

CURATED BY GEORGIE MEAGHER

FEATURING ARTISTS: Tony Albert, Rushdi Anwar, Sophie Cassar, Tabita Rezaire and Liz Linden

Gertrude Contemporary
21-31 High Street, Preston South
Melbourne, Australia
28 July – 9 September 2017

http://gertrude.org.au

Exhibition: The Invisible [Upcoming]

CURATED BY Abdul Karim Hekmat

ATISTS: Avan Anwar, Khadim Ali, Abdul Karim Hekmat, Rushdi Anwar and Elyas Alavi

UTS Gallery
University of Technology
Level 4, Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
702 Harris St, Ultimo
Sydney, Australia

3 October - 24 November 2017

http://art.uts.edu.au

Solo Exhibition:
"THE NOTION OF PLACE AND DISPLACEMENT"

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor 3181
Melbourne, Australia
8 – 24 June 2017

http://marsgallery.com.au

ACKNOWLEGDGMENT:
1-This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
2-This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Solo Exhibition: Emerge Yarra Festival 2017
'The Patterns of Displacement in Context of “Home” '

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston St
Collingwood , VIC 3066
Melbourne, Australia
22 June - 8 July 2017

ACKNOWLEGDGMENT:
1-This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
2-This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Artist in Residency:
Project Time- Artist in Residence, Yarra Sculpture Gallery

Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Melbourne, Australia
June - July 2017


http://www.yarrasculpturegallery.com.au

Solo Exhibition:
'Reframe “Home” with Patterns of Displacement'

Presented by:
2017 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF)

No Vacancy Gallery
QV 34–40 Jane Bell Lane
Melbourne, Australia
9 May - 14 May 2017

http://2017.hraff.org.au/events/reframe-home/

ACKNOWLEGDGMENT:
1-This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
2-This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


PROJECT: "THE NOTION OF PLACE AND DISPLACEMENT"

This project explores and addresses issues of displacement due to socio-political persecution that aims to reveal the difficulties and suffering of individuals who have faced displacement and dislocation.

LOCATIONS:

Kurdistan, Iraq and Australia
October 2016 - July 2017

ACKNOWLEGDGMENT:
1-This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
2-This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Interview: Ali MC + Rushdi Anwar

SYN Nation Radio broadcasting, 90.7 (FM)

By: Christian Tsoutsouvas

Melbourne, Australia
May 5th 2017

http://syn.org.au/interview-ali-mc-rushdi/

Hanging issues:
Collaboration between photography and Lana paper making

Garland magazine

Issue 6: Village Nation - @Thailand, March 2017

https://garlandmag.com/article/hanging-issues/

Interview:
SBS Radio, Kurdish Program
By: Mayada Kordy Khalil

Australia
7 Apr 2017

http://www.sbs.com.au

MATERIAL AND FORM:
IN CONTEXT OF ADDRESSING EXPERIENCES AND PROCESS OF MAKING IN ART

Van Lang University
Faculty of Arts
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

March 2017

Artist in Residency & 12th Ineternational Arts Workshop Exhibition

Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT)
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
Pathum Thani, Thailand

15 January – 20 February 2017

12th International Art Festival & Workshop In Thailand 2017

Poh-Chang Academy of Arts
Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin (RMUTR)
Bangkok, Thailand

30 January – 12 February 2017

Interview:
KNN TV,
program: Xor Nshyn Art & Culture

Slemani - Kurdistan
09 January 2017

http://www.knnc.net/Programme

BUREAU FOR THE ORGANISATION OF ORIGINS (BOO)

Curator: Ben Sheppard

Artists:
Rushdi Anwar, Linda Choi, Carly Fischer, Raafat Ishak + Tom Nicholson, Sean Lowrey, Mayatili + Wanjuk Marika, Ben Sheppard and Elmedin Zunic.

Blindside Gallery
Melbourne, Australia
25 JAN – 11 FEB 2017

http://www.blindside.org.au

Pinpoint - Banyule Contemporary Art Fair

Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
Melbourne, Australia
13 September - 12 November 2016

http://pinpointartists.com.au

journal: Anthropology of the Middle East:

Research Article:
'Hope and Sorrow of Displacement: Diasporic Art and Finding Home in Exile'
By Mediya Rangi
Vol. 10, No. 2, Winter 2016


http://www.berghahnjournals.com/abstract/journals
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Solo Exhibition: "MATERIAL AND FORM"


School of Art Gallery

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
July 2016


http://www.rushdi.com.au/pages/solomaterial

Blindside Presents: Play2

Artists:
Rushdi Anwar, Nicholas Chilvers + Hanna Chetwin, Matthew Harris, Norie Neumark + Maria Miranda, Nova Paul, Pip Ryan, Tromarama and Kawita Vatanajyankur.

Blindside Projects, Satellite Projects
Federation Square
Melbourne, Australia
July - September 2016


http://www.blindside.org.au

20th JAALA International Art Exhibition

Art Garden Gallery & Municipal Gallery
Kawasaki-Japan
July 2016


Grant Funding Award:
the Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Government
June 2016


Grant Funding Awarded:
VicArts Grants program
Creative Victoria
May 2016

The Artist Project 2016 : Contemporary Art Fair:

Awarded INSTALLATION ZONE
the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
18 - 21 February, 2016


http://www.theartistproject.com/2016/gp_artists/rushdi-anwar/
Darebin Art Prize 2015

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Melbourne, Australia
11 December, 2015 - 21 February, 2016


www.bundoorahomestead.com/exhibition/darebin-art-prize-2015
In Space - The 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper

Hatch Contemporary Art Space
Melbourne, Australia
14 October - 12 December 2015


www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Arts-and-Events
The Incinerator Art Award : Art For Social Change

Incinerator Gallery
Melbourne, Australia
9 October –29 November 2015
Peril Magazine: "The Ashes of War"

Interview
By Nikki Lam
Asian Australian arts and culture Magazine
Featured, Edition 21 – Marginasia 2015

http://peril.com.au

Lost in Translocation

Curated: Adriane & Verity Hayward

Artists: Eva Heiky Olga Abbinga, Rushdi Anwar, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Megan Cope and Nikos Pantazopoulos.

Project Space / Spare Room
School of Art, RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
10 July - 20 August 2015


www.schoolofartgalleries.dsc.rmit.edu.au

Solo Exhibition: "Irhal (Expel)"

Presented By:
2015 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival


No Vacancy Project Space, Federation Square
Melbourne, Australia
5 May - 22 May 2015


www.2015.hraff.org.au/event/rushdi-anwar-irhal-expel/
www.no-vacancy.com.au

Solo Exhibition: "Hanging Issues"


Presented By:
2015 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival


The Atrium, Federation Square
Melbourne, Australia
12 May - 22 May 2015


www.2015.hraff.org.au/event/rushdi-anwar-hanging-issues/

WRAPPED IN CULTURE PROJECT:
Collaboration With Melanie Jayne Taylor

Australia-Thailand Institute - Artist-in-Residency Program 2014-2015
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government

Ne Na Contemporary Art Space/ Monfai Cultural Center
Chiang Mai - Thailand
January - March 2015

www.wrappedinculture.com

Artist in Residency:
Ne Na Contemporary Art Space
Australia-Thailand Institute - ATI
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government
January - March 2015


www.nena-artspace.com

Grant Award: Artist-in-Residency Program-2015
Australia-Thailand Institute - ATI
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government
october 2014


Moreland Summer Show 2014

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

Melbourne, Australia
november 2014

19th JAALA International Art Exhibition

Kawasaki City Museum

Kawasaki-Japan
June 2014


www.kawasaki-museum.jp


Artist Profile Magazine, issue 25, November 2013
Preview: Rushdi Anwar
WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2014
RMIT School of Art
RMIT University
Melbourne - Australia
22 February 2014
Burapha Arts Exhibition Connect: Expand and “3 X 3” Project
The National Gallery Bangkok
Bangkok – Thailand
6 - 28 November 2013

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Australian War Memorial Collection
Past in the present
Australian War Memorial, Contemporary Collection
Canberra - Australia
2013

www.awm.gov.au/collection
SBS Radio; Interview
SBS Radio (Kurdish Program); Interview
Australia
September 01, 2013

www.sbs.com.au

Canberra Times
Canberra Times, "Memorial collection takes a Kurdish turn"
by Sally Pryor
Canberra - Australia
August 23, 2013

www.canberratimes.com.au
City News
City News, "Chemical massacre transformed into art"
by Helen Musa