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Abdul-Rahman Abdullah: In the Name

Artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah explores a bloody ritual of his childhood.
By Lucinda Starr
March 30, 2015
By Lucinda Starr
March 30, 2015

How do you remember your childhood? For Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, making sense of his Muslim Australian upbringing has come through the medium of art. In the Name, showing for three weeks at the Alaska Projects space, explores life, death and dinner. Taking a walk down memory lane, Abdullah's installations offer a raw insight into suburban animal slaughter brought about from a lack of halal meat in typical Australian supermarkets.

This West Australian artist tackles tough issues of identity and social difference with a refreshing touch. Straddling two cultural worlds, his work draws audiences into memories of youth tinged with bewilderment, curiosity and confusion.

With art on display at the Islamic Museum of Australia, Artbank, Campbelltown Art Centre and a string of national awards under his belt, Abdullah is making a serious mark. Head along to the opening night on April 8 from 6pm to see this thought-provoking collection for yourself.

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