Opening Friday December 8, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Wednesday December 20, 2017
Vernacular Lounge, Depot Artspace
The Reed Pen’s Tale is the first New Zealand solo exhibition for Afghanistan born calligraphy artist, Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary (Ali). The exhibition will feature 12 distinctive Persian calligraphic works.
Ali is a Master calligrapher, having practised calligraphy for 37 years. For him art is a universal language that transcends culture and travail, functioning as a sacred refuge. Ali is a former refugee whose ultimate goal is to introduce New Zealander’s to Persian Calligraphy – this exhibition resembles an important rite of passage in aligning with his new life in New Zealand.
Also on display in The Reed Pen’s Tale will be a collection of Ali’s bamboo calligraphy pens. Ali has received fantastic support to put together this exhibition from; Art for Change, New Zealand Red Cross, Depot Artspace and Auckland Refugee Family Trust.
Image courtesy of Depot Artspace
Date(s) - 02/12/2017 - 20/12/2017