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Date and time

  • Friday 22 July, 1pm-2pm

Event type

  • Talk

Event Fee

  • Free


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Artist's Talk: working with communities

Friday 22 July, 1pm-2pm


Join Elham Eshraghian-Haakaansson and Tami Xiang as they talk about their work developed through working collaboratively with communities.

Using multimedia and photography, diverse layers of emotion and concerns of culture, family and place are investigated and revealed.

Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson is an award-winning Iranian Australian Bahá’i video artist and researcher. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her research navigates the sharing of stories, understanding their essential role in healing and mental wellbeing, in response to traumatic contexts. Working in multi-channel video art installations, she intersects theatrical and cinematic performance with film-poetry, archives and sound, seeking to document as a witness, cultural stories that transcend beyond a locality into the human condition.

Tami Xiang is a Perth-based Chinese-Australian artist and academic scholar. She has achieved a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and is currently undertaking a Ph.D. by research at UWA. Xiang's work has been exhibited in Australia, Mainland China, France, Italy, Taiwan and the U.S. Her work has been published in the New York Times and the Eye of Photography in France, ABC, Artlink in Australia. Her practice has included conceptual documentary works that look at conditions for Chinese families in the countryside.


Images left-right:

Tami Xiang, Peasantography. Family portrait (detail), 2014, photography printing paper with hand-woven texture, 90 x 130cm

Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson, edges of place (detail), 2022, video still, HD with sound, 17:14min. As part of Know Thy Neighbour #3, SPACED in partner with the Victoria Park Community Centre.


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.