Recent Events

Casting off the Cultural Straight Jacket: Art and Multiculturalism Today
M Pavilion
Wednesday 2nd December, 2015
Featuring:Nikos Papastergiadis, director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures; Moya McFadzean, senior curator of migration and cultural diversity in the humanities department at Museum Victoria; Nur Shkembi, Muslim artist and curator; Nicholas Tsoutas, independent curator and writer; Frank Panucci is executive director of grants at the Australia Council for the Arts; and Ghassan Hage, Lebanese-Australian academic.
This talk is presented by the Research Unit for Public Cultures, the University of Melbourne’s School of Culture and Communication and the Minor Culture Conference.
Pop Islam – Islam, Contemporary Art and Cinema
APT8, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane
Saturday 21st November, 2015
Convener Jose DaSilva (Senior Curator GoMA)
Featuring: Abdul Abdullah, Khaled Sabsabi and Nur Shkembi
Freeplay 2015
Jam: Public Talk
Culture and Multiplicity
Friday 10th April
The Channel – Hamer Hall – The Arts Centre – Melbourne
Art & Freedom of
Expression in the Age
of Terror

Wednesday, 18th March 2015, 6:30pm
RMIT Design Hub Lecture Theatre

Panel discussion featuring speakers Justin Clemens, Sary Zananiri, Nur Shkembi and Lizzie O’Shea, as part of the public program for the exhibition The Remote Controlled Terrorist Coffin curated by Grace McQuilten at RMIT Project Space / Spare Room.

Longing and Belonging: Culture as a vehicle to develop a socially functional identity in communities.                                                         Tuesday 25th November                                                                                            Victorian College of the Arts – Federation Hall, Grant St.

A group of expert panelists has been gathered to provide the audience an understanding of the basic principles of social cohesion and cultural integration, and why it is important for minorities to embrace them. Featuring Telmo Languiller, Irene Bouza, Andrew Markus, Marnie Badham, Jill Morgan and Nur Shkembi

Art without Borders: Freedom of Expression                                               Presented By NAVA and Arts Law                                                                Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)                                         Wednesday 16th October 2013 

ABC Radio National’s Damien Carrick in conversation with guest speakers:


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