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  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.


Faria Firoz

'Bringing Gifts'

Harem Jamal

Testimony explores themes of hope, displacement, isolation, perseverance & finding one's voice through the lenses of being a refugee & immigrant with the impactful paintings of Faria Firoz & Harem Tahir.

Faria Firoz is a Bangladeshi-born interdisciplinary artist whose surreal & expressive oil & acrylic paintings address the struggles faced by some immigrant women who come to Canada in abusive or unsupportive relationships, facing the added struggle of navigating unfamiliar culture, language & customs. Through sharing these images, Firoz hopes to give voice to these women & offer solidarity.

Harem Tahir is a Kurdish artist from Iraq, whose childhood was spent in a refugee camp. His bold, realistic acrylic paintings explore the experiences of children displaced from their communities, surrounded by war & living with an uncertain future. Using art as a means of working through trauma, Jamal hopes his work will give viewers insight & understanding to other refugees.

Artists Talk Livestream

Wed. Sept. 27, 7 pm

Join us for a engaging livestream conversation with the artists as they share insights into their artistic processes, inspirations, take a tour of the exhibition & answer questions from viewers like you.

Meet the Artists
Sat. Oct. 14, 2 - 3:30 pm

Join us in celebrating art & artists! Meet the artists, chat with them about their work, & celebrate the creativity in our community.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday 12  – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


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