‘I have worked as a guitar maker prior to seeking asylum from Australia in 2013. I have been imprisoned in the Australian off shore detention prison camp on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for nearly 4 years.
I practiced art for a very short period of time when younger with no formal training and took it up again whilst on Manus Island.
My work is multidisciplinary using a range of mediums including painting, working with stones and gems, drawing and now graphic art. I am also a musician, singer and poet.
Kurdish people have suffered greatly through genocide, displacement and persecution. They still struggle today for independence, for country and freedom. They are not permitted to speak their own language, are stateless and cannot practice culture, music, art or dance’ – Farhad Bandesh
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