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Al Watan to Home


Alwatan to Home centred on the women’s experiences of leaving the place they once called home, alwatan, to make a new life on Noongar country. Over several weeks, textile/embroidery artist Susie Vickery and jewellery-maker Sultana Shamshi supported the women to unpack their deeply personal journeys and translate them to embroidered artworks.

The embroidered artworks are documented in the الوطن الى البيت Alwatan to Home book, which details how wars and changing governments forced many of the women to flee their homelands and sail across the world in order to seek a better life for their families in Australia.


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