South Asian women are far and few in the Australian art scene. Their magnificent work does not get the recognition nor the prestige it deserves. We’re proud to share the journey of our former artists in residence Priyanka Kaur and Avneet Singh in producing a series of art depicting South Asian women, one of which ‘Dancing Rani’ was sold recently.
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To commemorate the first anniversary of the Australian South Asian Centre (ASAC), our founders, Daizy Maan Kaur and Sehar Gupta share what they’ve learned on this journey so far and what’s planned for the future of ASAC.
A few weeks ago we hosted an Opoortunity for Emerging Writers where 3 South Asian female wrirers would receive feedback on their writing from one of our experienced mentors. Meet our winners and learn about their writing journey
In July our book club members read Mira Sethi’s Are You Enjoying, a collection of seven short stories about life, love, intimacy and intrigue in contemporary, urban Pakistan. While our members observed that the stories didn’t offer as much insight into the lives of ordinary people, the book allowed for interesting conversations about power dynamics in the workplace. Read to find out what we thought of the book and the insightful conversation we had.
We, ASAC, have a contact who can help get women, children and their families onto a live list endorsed by a senator for a US visa, ASAP. Learn how you can help evacuate people.
With the escalating situation in Afghanistan many of us want to help our Afghan brothers and sisters through monetary means. However, people on ground are unable to access their bank accounts. Here’s what you need to know about sending money to Afghanistan.
With the horrific situation in Afghanistan and the inadequate response from our leaders it’s time we step up and demand action. We’ve outlined how you can help in this blog.
In the second part of our Recap blog for our event, ‘We will write our own stories’ – South Asian Women Authors, we look at our key takeaways from the conversation with Sushi Das, Alicia Vrajlal, and Balli Kaur Jaswal. They include the importance of advocating for your work, how to deal with dodgy literary agents, and the interesting difference in covers between the books written by South Asian male versus female authors
ASAC invited three talented writers – Sushi Das, Alicia Vrajlal, and Balli Kaur Jaswal, to share their experiences writing professionally at the last event of the Australian Indian Digital Creative Festival – ‘We will write our own stories’ – South Asian Women Authors.
They spoke about their writing journey, shared industry insights on navigating challenges in these spaces, and how we can create our own opportunities.