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SalamFest: Sunday 26 November

26 November 2017, 11:00am8:00pm
Location Multiple venues
See list below for venue details

SalamFest Muslim Arts Festival celebrates peace, love and compassion through art. Across three days, the State Library will host music, dance, film, feasts and even a car decorated in Pakistani truck art!

Visit the SalamFest website to see the full schedule of events.

Daily forecourt activities from 11am

  • SalamMobile: Meet Rumi, the car painted by Australian artists from Muslim and Indigenous backgrounds. Take a selfie, and drop by each day at 3pm to hear a talk from SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin.
  • Henna art: Learn the art of applying henna to your hands and feet.
  • Pottery: Watch Mohamad Saubjaki create beautiful pieces using a pottery wheel.
  • Calligraphy: See Islamic calligraphy demonstrations by Omran Omer and Shakeel Tariq.
  • Ebru art: Be introduced to the Turkish art of hand-marbling paper by Oznur Ates.
  • Indian tribal arts: Watch as Bushra Hassan creates artworks inspired by Mughal art.

Today's highlights

Divine books tour with Sherene Hassan
Dome Galleries Level 4
Discover the Library's rare Torah, Qu'ran and Bible on display in the World of the book exhibition.

Manto feature film
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Watch a free screening of Manto (rated M), tracing the last years in the life of Indo-Pakistani author and playwright Saadat Hassan Manto, during the aftermath of Partition.

Qawwali of the mystics
Hear devotional Qawwali music from the Canadian Sufi ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah.

See Friday's program.

See Saturday's program.