About Our Auction
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Art for Afghanistan هنر برای افغانستان
5 Afghan artists, their art and their stories.
Art For Afghanistan celebrates Afghan culture and artistry, and aims to raise much needed funds for Afghanistan. This auction for the artists’ works will be live from 5-8 October 2021. You can bid for these artworks created by each of the artists, with the starting bid going to the artists and anything raised over going to Action Aid.
If you do not wish to or are unsuccessful in your bid for these artworks, you can still help support the fund-raising efforts by simply donating to Action Aid Fundraiser through this auction page. Click the green donate button at the top right of this page.
More Info: https://belvoir.com.au/art-for-afghanistan/
About PYT Fairfield
Belvoir St Theatre in collaboration with PYT Fairfield and the Afghan artistic community, present Art for Afghanistan, a series of short video reflections that celebrate 5 Afghan artists, their art and their stories.
At this years’ Sydney Festival PYT presented Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course In The Language of Love. In response to the recent tragic events in Afghanistan, PYT hosted an online event called A Love Letter to our Watan, building off the work they made with Dorr-e Dari. And earlier this year Belvoir presented Stop Girl by Sally Sara, which chronicled Sally’s experience as a foreign correspondent returning home to Australia from Afghanistan.
Art For Afghanistan builds on these projects, to create short form content that celebrates Afghan culture and artistry, and aims to raise funds for Action Aid’s emergency response through an auction of the artists’ work. The artists have been curated by Bibi Goul Mossavi, and their videos will be released over the next 10 days on social media and this page.
The featured artists include Bibi Goul Mossavi (beading), Elyas Alavi (painting and poetry), Jalal Nazari (calligraphy), Arefa Hassani (‘thread painting’ and embroidery), and Lemah Orya (ceramic sculptures). Each artist will also share a favourite poem.
Bibi Goul Mossavi: https://www.instagram.com/bibigoulmossavi/
Elyas Alavi: https://www.instagram.com/elyasalavi/
Jalal Nazari: https://www.instagram.com/jalalnazari1995/
Arefa Hassani: https://www.instagram.com/creatingslowly/
Lema Orya: https://www.instagram.com/artbylemm/
'Dual' by Elyas Alavi
2021, oil color on canvas, 51 × 76 cm
'What could have been' by Arefa Hassani
‘thread painting’ and embroidery
Bibi Goul Mossavi
Afghan Beaded Necklace