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With a decade of art making and activism under her belt, Amani Haydar will unveil her latest exhibition alongside the Older Women’s Network at Bankstown Arts Centre on 11 March.

Haydar’s new exhibition Devotion is a continuation of her work as an artist and activist and speaks to spiritual devotion as well as devotion to art, literature, creativity, justice, family and community.

In 2022, Haydar led a ten-week workshop program where 15 older women from refugee and migrant backgrounds were offered the opportunity to express themselves and tell their stories through art. This group of art became the exhibition known as Our OWN Stories.

Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour shares his support for the arts saying, “the arts are a great way for us to showcase what we have here in Canterbury-Bankstown.”

“It’s very important for us as a Council to support our arts community,” Mayor Asfour said.

The arts play a significant part in our community’s wellbeing. It promotes social inclusion and cohesion, as well as help build a sense of identity and belonging for those who live in Canterbury-Bankstown.

“I am very pleased that we are taking another step forward in supporting our local artists and continuing to make our City one of the most vibrant to be part of,” Mayor Asfour said.

Devotion and Our OWN Stories will be exhibited at Bankstown Arts Centre from Saturday 11 March-Saturday 22 April.

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