08 February 2012

Only From the Heart Can you Touch the Sky

Panel Discussion: This discussion invites audiences to appreciate the elegant beauty of cultures which we usually see from the perspective of conflict, and to reflect on the fact so many people who come to Australia as refugees – sometimes as ‘boat people’ – are the inheritors of this poetic living culture. Speakers will explore the intrinsic connection between the poetic (music and written), calligraphy and carpet weaving, and links with poetic and philosophical ideas.

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Only From the Heart Can you Touch the Sky


Dr Mammad Aidani, Researcher and playwright, ARC Research Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne,
Neil Grant, author of The Ink Bridge; editor & contributor to From Kinglake to Kabul;
Pooya Mehman Pazir, musician, the Mehr Ensemble,
Dr Gay Breyley, ethnomusicologist and cultural historian, Adjunct Research Associate, School of Music, Conservatorium, Monash University






RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street


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Free event.

Bookings essential on 9925 1717.

This event is presented by RMIT Gallery as part of the exhibition: Only From the Heart Can you Touch the Sky.

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