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21 Sep: Highlighting Australian South Asian Artists

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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12 Sep: Happy 1st Birthday ASAC

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.

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07 Sep: Announcing ASAC’s Winning Writers

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

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01 Sep: Fill Your Bookshelves with Sisterhood: Book Club Review of Mira Sethi’s Are You Enjoying?

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.

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10 Aug: Inspiring new generations of Australian South Asian Writers | Event Recap Part 2

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

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02 Aug: Inspiring new generations of Australian South Asian Writers | Event Recap Part 1

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.