Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will host Landless Bodies, a vibrant showcase of female identity that transcends geographical boundaries. Featuring six Moroccan and Arab-Australian artists, the exhibition comes after a year of lively intercultural exchange between Casula Powerhouse and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Canberra.

The exhibition was born from a visit to Casula Powerhouse by Mehdi Qotbi, President of The National Foundation of Museums of Morocco and His Excellency Karim Medrik, Ambassador for the Kingdom of Morocco Canberra. The National Foundation of Museums of Morocco is a non-profit institution strengthening and preserving Moroccan cultural and artistic heritage. Established by the King of Morocco, the Foundation works with the world’s most prestigious museums including the Louvre, the Met and the Guggenheim.

International artists making their Australian debut include internationally renowned Safaa Erruas, Batoul S’himi and Fatima MazmouzAcclaimed local artists will also feature, including Sydney-based founder of the viral #iammyownguardian feminist campaign Ms Saffaa and award-winning Sydney-based photomedia artist Cherine FahdCanberra artist Fatima Killeen, whose found object installations dissect war and peace has created a new series responding to the exhibition themes.

CPAC  Director Craig Donarski is looking forward to the collaboration. “We can’t wait to present this tremendous exhibition, uniting some of the finest artists from Morocco to Sydney,” he said. “Partnering with world class organisations like the Kingdom of Morocco Embassy, Canberra allows us to further cement Casula Powerhouse’s spot on the map as a hub for thought-provoking arts and culture – not just locally but on a global scale.”

The exhibition will launch with a free event on Saturday 6 October and also include a free Artist Discussion Panel on Sunday 7 October, featuring the female artists involved dissecting their shared experiences. The showcase will be held from 6 October to 11 November.

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