Making Ground Artist Statements
Shireen Taweel, tracing transcendance, 2018
Copper sculptures, dual-channel video: 10 min, sound: 3 hr
Shireen Taweel traces the presence of Muslim cameleers in the outback since the 1800s, and considers how the sacred sites and prayer spaces they left behind tell stories that resonate today in contemporary Muslim Australia. Inspired by remote Australian landscapes and Islamic decorative arts, Shireen’s approach is rooted in cross-cultural dialogue. The resulting work is a delicate and meditative intersection of past, present and future.
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CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the Palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.