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Hunar Symposia - Art/Conflict 2022

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Event description

Art/Conflict is an unmissable three day series of talks bringing together artists, art workers, activists and academics to discuss – how do we (as individuals, collectives, societies) respond to conflict, crisis and colonisation through the arts? And how can our cultural and creative responses begin to heal us?

This event foregrounds the importance of creative work in producing imaginative, humorous, provocative and unpredictable responses to conflicts, both past and present. The global and the local come together in these series of talks.  


An extensive range of artists, academics, advocates and more will present at Art/Conflict. The lineup includes speakers established in their fields, but is focused on speakers bringing fresh perspectives.

The full schedule and list of speakers is available here.

Highlights include: 

  • Badiucao, a prolific and political Chinese Australian artist, who has faced serious challenges of government censorship 
  • Djon Mundine, esteemed Bandjalang curator, author, public speaker and artist
  • Megan Cope, renowned Quandamooka artist and co-founder of the collective proppaNow, recent winners of the prestigious Jane Lombard Prize 
  • Marcelo Brodsky, prominent Buenos-Aires based photographer and visual artist and activist 
  • Sara Nina, public artist and political activist from Brazil’s Aparecidos Politicos
  • Omaid Sharifi and Kabir Mokamel, co-founders of ArtLords of Afghanistan, public artists and activists 
  • Elyas Alavi, Hazara Afghan Australian poet and artist 

An associated visual arts exhibition, Missing Time, at UTS Gallery, will be free and open to the public from Thursday 17 November through to Thursday 15 December.

Please click here to see the detailed conference program & schedule

This is a three day event with tickets available for all three days or per day. 

While we depend on ticket sales to continue to hold talks, exhibitions, screenings and more, we want to make sure we are accessible to everyone. As such, we have created ticket prices for full time workers and a reduced price for casual workers or students. 

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