Daydreamer Wolf

Thursday 03 May 2018 - Sunday 20 May 2018

Where is home land?, 2017. Image courtesy Sam Roberts

How is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience? In this cross-disciplinary exhibition, artist and award-winning poet Elyas Alavi documents his experiences through personal, playful and mythological lenses.

Evoking issues of identity, memory, migration and displacement, he offers a deeper understanding of his trials as a Hazara refugee, artist and migrant to Australia.

Here, Alavi finds a new voice in the English-speaking world through expressive installations that reveal unseen experiences of Afghan minorities, offering a compellingly rich and faceted take on his extraordinary life experiences. Comprising artefacts, painting, poetry and video, the exhibition will be accompanied by collaborative performances with Alavi performing his poetry alongside local experimental musicians.

St Heliers Street Gallery

3–20 May

Mon–Sat 10am–4pm
Sun 20 May 10am–4pm

Opening and Performance
5 May 5pm-8pm

Persian Poetry reading
Sunday 20 May 2pm – 3.30pm, St Heliers Street Gallery


5 May 5.30pm, St Heliers Street Gallery
18 May 6.30pm, Chapter House Lane

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Date and time:
Thursday 03 May 2018 - Sunday 20 May 2018

St Heliers Gallery, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford