Making Waves at the MCIC: Surfing, Islam and Slam Poetry
- When 3 Sep - 19 Sep 2015
Ground floor of Building E10 UNSW Kensington Campus
Racism. It Stops with Me@UNSW, Student Life and Learning, in collaboration with the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC) are proud to present Making waves at the MCIC: Surfing, Islam and Slam Poetry.
Showcasing innovative art practices that challenge cultural stereotypes and open space for diverse expressions of Australian identities, these events are designed to help us find a better way to combat racism.
‘Insha’allah Surfboards’ from the Borderlands suite by Philip George
On now until Thursday 18 September, 2015
UNSW Art & Design Associate Professor Phillip George produces beautifully decorated surfboards featuring sacred Islamic and Christian motifs. George's art seeks to form a bridge between cultures that respectfully integrates Australian beach culture with Islamic art and design. Globally celebrated, three of the surfboards are on permanent exhibition in the Islamic Museum of Australia in Melbourne. This is the first time the exhibition has been presented at UNSW.
Slam Poetry Workshop with Zohab Khan
2 - 4pm, Wednesday 9 September, 2015
Reigning Australian Poetry Slam Champion Zohab Khan will take participants on a journey exploring culture and identity through poetry writing and performance.
In conversation: Zohab Khan and Philip George
5 - 8pm, Wednesday 9 September, 2015
A Slam Poetry performance by Zohab Khan and talk by artist and UNSW A&D Associate Professor Philip George, followed by a surfboard-making workshop, where participants will be invited to make their own laser cut ‘Insha’allah’ surfboard key ring or brooch.