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Babak was born in Iran where he completed a BA in Graphic Design. His special interests are painting, sculpture, music and graphic design.

Babak

 Where is my home? 2015, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm, Photo: Graeme Wienand.

He arrived in Australia in 2013 where he is pursuing his love for the arts. As a visual artist, Babak has shown his works at SSI’s exhibition Art is Our Voice in 2014 and Colour and Music at the Iranian Hamyar Centre in April 2015. Babak is also a talented musician and performs regularly as the singer and guitarist of East Band.

"Home! That great notion, it cannot be explained in a few lines. Family, mother, father, brother, sister, friends . . . I have lost my home.  There is no home now, and here I am, lost in the darkness.  But I hope there’s still light," babak said. 

Details: See Babak's work at "Home: between here and there"

Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown, NSW

When: August 19-22

Opening: 6pm, August 19

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