2007 Seeking Insight… Unity?
Access Gallery, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley, Perth Western Australia
This body of work seeks to explore the extent of European Australian knowledge of Islam and investigates some of the principles behind this religion. After Christianity, Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Despite the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by Islamic extremists, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States of America today. American culture is sometimes seen as a social barometer for Australia. I have attempted to explore how Islamic culture fits within Australian culture. Through the medium of knitting, I hope to encourage the viewer to look beyond what ‘newspaper education’ is telling us, to ask questions and consider the philosophies of Islam. Download Catalogue