NO DISRESPECT: NO in plural to the “say no to burqas” Mural - Call Out for Artworks, Sydney Australia
NO DISRESPECT: NO in plural to the “say no to burqas” mural
We are calling on all people to create opposition and alternatives to the “say no to burqas” mural.
The “say no to burqas” mural has been up in Newtown for more than 6 months now. Though there has been plenty of dissent, the mural remains. Far from ‘protecting oppressed women’, the mural works to target and isolate Muslim women and incite fear amongst the general public.
- What wider themes of racism does the mural represent? What would women’s emancipation REALLY look like?
- And how can we work together to make emancipation for all, Muslims and non-Muslims, a reality?
We invite you to create artwork inspired by these themes. Be part of a visual, aural, sensual display of creative dissent!
:: Artworks may be of any discipline.
:: Expressions of interest with details of the work must be recieved by Renata by the 22nd April:firstname.lastname@example.org
:: Artworks must be delivered directly to the Newtown Community Centre on 5th May.
::NO DISRESPECT will be held on the 6th and 7th May 2011.
::NO DISRESPECT is being hosted by and is a fundraiser for the Cross Border Collective, Muslim Youth of Sydney and the Justice and Arts Network. If you wish to sell your work, 20% of the sale price is asked to be donated to ongoing projects of the Cross Border Collective, the Justice and Arts Network and the Muslim Youth of Sydney. Even better, if you would like to donate your work to fundraise for the collective, it would be greatly appreciated!
:: If you or your artwork have any special needs, such as access to the exhibition space, projections, large artwork size (over 1 metre) or weight (over 10 kilos), please check with the organisers to see what we can arrange together.
:: Cross Border Collective, Muslim Youth of Sydney and the Justice and Arts Network retains the right to decline artworks if the content does not fit the above guidelines.