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Farid was born in Tehran. He started painting at the age of 4, after his mother noticed a creative streak in him. He graduated with a Civil Aviation degree in Iran before arriving in Australia in 2013 with his wife and children. 

Farid Assadi Missed Home, Oil on canvas, 100x100cm. Photo: Graeme Wienand.

Aside from painting, Farid is also an avid photographer, an activity that he combines with oil painting and drawing in his work. Farid specialises in the portrayal of the human figure.  Home: Between Here and There is Farid’s first public exhibition in Australia.

"In my art, I like to capture the beauty in mundane objects and places," Farid said. "For this oil painting I wanted to represent the many objects that symbolise 'Home'. For me, these include the tar, a traditional Persian instrument, and the Persian rug which is passed from generation to generation and is found in every Iranian home.

"All these objects remind me of my parents, and the home I have left behind."

Details: See Farid'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

Register for opening night.

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SSI Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Vile

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenSue Vile was among the first to be inducted into the SSI’s Armidale volunteer program, bringing with her a wealth of experience and existing training gathered from her time in aid work, in Australia and abroad.

A retired school teacher and nurse, Sue has dedicated an enormous amount of her time in recent years on the front line of humanitarian services, helping refugees at many stages of their journey to safety.

 

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