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The Reed Pen's Tale Continues: To Be One In Heart

19 Nov 2020 - 16 Dec 2020


Thursday 19 November 2020, 10.00am - Wednesday 16 December 2020, 3.30pm

  • Opening event: Sat 21 Nov 2pm-3.30pm
  • Exhibition: 19 Nov - 16 Dec
  • Gallery hours: Mon 12pm-3.30pm, Tue-Fri 10am-3.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm

Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

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Brenda Liddiard

027 846 7400


Persian Calligraphic Works by Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary.

Ali draws his inspiration from his study of Persian poetry, and the calligraphy that for him flows naturally from the words of the poets.

His refugee background has made him passionate about sharing the culture and philosophies of the ancient Persian poets, with their strong messages of compassion, kindness and love, with the peoples of his new home, Aotearoa.

For Ali, art is a universal language that transcends culture and travail, functioning as a sacred refuge.

His works resonate with the words and philosophy of poets such as Mawlana Jaluldeen Balkhi Rumi, Hafiz, Ferdowsi, Saadi and Omar Khayyam, as well as world renowned classical musicians Mohammad-Reza Shahjarian and Ustad Sarahang.

Ali believes that kindness, compassion and empathy can overcome difference and bring people together regardless of race, religion or politics.

Today we need more stories of our common humanity (especially since the Christchurch mosque attacks) and less of those that exaggerate our perceived differences and threaten to tear us apart. 

His desire is for his art to “make happy hearts” with which to heal our wounded world.

Exhibition opening event: Saturday 21 November, 2pm-3.30pm


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