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Elyas Alavi: Daydreamer Wolf

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Poignant and brave, Daydreamer Wolf elevates the voice of Afghani-born artist and award-winning poet Elyas Alavi to new heights. This compelling project, developed for the 2018 Next Wave x ACE Open x Firstdraft co-commission and previously exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney, documents Alavi’s experience as a Hazara refugee and migrant to Australia.

Working across painting, sculpture, documentary video and poetry, Alavi’s practice engages with ideas of family, memory, national identity and displacement. Daydreamer Wolf is his largest body of work to date, and offers a timely and highly personal perspective on the trials and realities of the contemporary refugee experience

The Daydreamer Wolf publication features texts by Andy Butler and Andrew Hill, Adjunct Associate Professor School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA.