Al Jaal’ah: locally global
A community and cultural engagement program with an exhibition outcome influenced by young Islamic women from secondary schools in the Liverpool region. This program provides a safe place for young Islamic women to share stories and learn creative skills. Working with young Islamic women from the Liverpool area, local artist Shireen Taweel collaborates with their stories and creates copper art is a local artist currently based at the Parramatta Artist Studios. Her creative practice continues a long tradition that involves the act of marking and piercing copper. This process stretches throughout history and across cultures, but is intimately connected to Taweel’s contemporary experience of being a migrant of Muslim and Lebanese heritage living in Australia.