Record of Visual Arts Practice



Graduate Diploma in TESOL, University of Technology, Sydney


Masters of Teaching (Visual Arts & Drama), University of Sydney

TESOL Certificate, Teach International, Sydney


Bachelor of Arts (Art History & Theory and Performance Studies), University of Sydney



Blacktown Art Centre- 6months Visual Artist Residency


Cre8tiv Studios- IWVAC-Australia Visual Artist in residence

Exhibition Record


Re-Member, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery (9 July – 29 October)


Daneha (Seeds), Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre (5 July – 8 September)

The Other Art Fair, Australian Technology Park (22-25 March)

The Red Project: Anahita’s Dream, inTransit Art Space, Nth Sydney (1 March – 8 April)


Blacktown Art Prize, Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown ( December ’17 – January ’18)

Retro-Prostective, Gallery One88, Katoomba (September)

Turquoise Paradox, IWVAC-Australia group exhibition, Me Artspace, St Leonards (April)


Inspired by Travel, Me Artspace, St Leonards (December)

Blank Slate, Blacktown visitor Information & Heritage Centre, Blacktown (November – January 2017)

Women’s Art Prize, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank (June)

Fragmented, Project [504] Gallery, St Leonards (May)

Iranian Art & Craft Exhibition, StirrUp Gallery, Marrickville (March)

Spirit Sisters: Nazanin Marashian | Negin Chahoud, joint exhibition, ME. Artspace, St Leonards (February)


The Kangaroo Visit, Group Exhibition- Pallazzo Velli, Rome (June – November)

Hawkesbury Art Prize, Finalist, Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach (October)

In Transit, IWVAC-Australia Launch Exhibition, 107 Projects Gallery, Redfern  (September)

A Temporary Life, Creative Conversations with Asylum Seekers, Annandale Performing Arts Centre, Annandale (July)

Autumn Show, MTAS exhibition, Richmond School of Arts, Richmond (May)

Art for Heart, St Peters Hall, Richmond

Winmalee ArtFest, Wimalee HS, Award for genre (April)

Hawkesbury Art Show, 3rd Prize in Drawing class (April)

Art in the Hills Prize, Oakhill College (April)


Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne

Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Art Centre

Reflections– Solo Exhibition, Addison Rd Art Gallery, Marrickville


Drawn to Auburn: Calligraphy Group Exhibition, Auburn Library

Calligraphy for Performance Artists, Club Arak event, University of Sydney

Eid Nowrooz, Persian New Year Celebration, University of NSW (Performer)

ACDN Calligraphy Group (2006-2007)


Art on Water: Public Art Project in conjunction with Leichhardt Secondary College, Petersham TAFE and Sydney Maritime Museum, Boomalli Aboriginal Art Collective, Leichhardt ( Teacher and Exhibition curtor)

Inside Out: Muslim Women Exploring Identities and Creative Expressions, Auburn Community Development Network (ACDN)

Journeys of the Spirit: Personal Journeys and Stories of Refugees, Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Centre


Transphere: Artists Crossing Over Between Cultures, Media and Passion, New View Gallery, Newtown

Scratch, smARTarts exhibition of emerging artists, Chippendale

Walking the Street, Inner West Cultural Services, Newtown


ARTagonists– M.Teach Graduation Exhbition, SCA Gallery, University of Sydney

Based on a True Story– Newspace, Rozelle


My Place, Our Space: Gulargambone Central School Art Workshops and Exhibition ( Teacher and Curator)

In Focus: Tin Sheds Art Workshops Exhibition (Curator), Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney

Encouragement Award in the University of Sydney Union’s Art Competition


Women Beyond Borders Project Co-ordinator, writer & exhibitor, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney


Landscape: Advanced Art Student Exhibition, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney

First Prize in the art section of the University of Sydney Union Art & Photo Competition


Art Express- Showcase of excellence in Visual Arts, Integral Energy forecourt

OnStage– Showcase of excellence in Drama, Seymour Centre, University of Sydney

Recent Curatorial Record


Motherland – Exile/Refuge- Migration (repeat), Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney 6-27 January ~ produced by Settlement Services International~ Sydney Festival Event


Anahita’s Dream, ( part of The Red Project), inTransit Artspace, Nth Sydney


Mythologies of the Discarded, Peacock GAllery, Auburn (October)

Turquoise Paradox, IWVAC-Australia group exhibition, Me Artspace, St Leonards (April)


Fragmented, IWVAC-Australia Group exhibition, Project [504] Gallery, St Leonards

Iranian Art & Craft Exhibition| Norouz Celebration, StirrUp Gallery, Marrickville

Spirit Sisters: Nazanin Marashian | Negin Chahoud, ME. Artspace, St Leonards


In Transit, IWVAC-Australia Group Exhibition, 107 Projects Gallery, Red


Blank Slate– by Katherine Knight (This is How We Make Art Blog)

With a Stroke of a Brush – Blacktown Sun, December 10, 2016

Photo gallery: Blank Slate Exhibition – Blacktown Sun November 10, 2016

Drawing a Blank – Blacktown Sun October 25, 2016

Interview with Blacktown Art Centre (Part 2) – This is How We Make Art Blog

Interview with Blacktown Art Centre ( Part 1) – This is How We Make Art Blog

Iranian Art & Craft Exhibition | Norouz Celebration- SBS Radio National | SBS World News | St Mary’s/Mt Druitt Star

Press Article – Spirit Sisters- January 2016 Blacktown Sun | Merhgan Magazine

Blazing World Article

Hawkesbury Art Prize 2015 – Finalist

Winmalee Art Prize- Genre 2015

Hawkesbury Art Show 2015, 3rd Prize Drawing class- Declaration of love: under lock and key

Belle Arti Prize 2014- Don’t Mess with RED

Blacktown Art Prize 2014The Mall

2006 Biennale of Sydney – Subhiyee

Women Beyond Borders– Catalogue essay

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