Some of the women featured in the Calendars of Memory exhibition with their portraits. Photo by RADIM CECHVALA
AN exhibition featuring 10 photographic portraits printed on silk of female community leaders is on display at Auburn Library.
The project's creative producers, Alissar Chidiac and Paula Abood, said Calendars of Memory was completed under a community arts and cultural development program run in 2016 and called, the Auburn Cartographies of Diversity.
The women featured in the exhibition were Amrit Versha, Bintu Kamara, Dorothy Mali Makasa, Emina Varcar, Fatma Mohamed, Ghada Zaoud, Izeta Zecevic, Monica Biel, Saada Abdikarim and Sister Johanna Conway.
Ms Chidiac said the Calendars of Memory project involved sharing stories and listening to the women who were part of the project and the images were taken by photographic artist Jagath Dheerasekara.
"Each step of the way with the Calendars of Memory community arts project, has been a detailed creative process of respect and love - from listening and photographing, to printing and sewing," Ms Chidiac said.
"The silk artworks are simultaneously strong and grounded, gentle and thoughtful. It is so beautiful how they move and sway as people circulate in the library."
Ms Abood added that the high quality artworks honour the 10 women and their ongoing work with local communities.
"We hope that this exhibition can travel to other libraries and spaces in the coming years."
The exhibition closes May 6.