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Connection Arts Space Inc. is a non-for-profit arts organisation based in Dandenong. We’re run by a diverse group of passionate volunteers that believe in our vision, ‘Art for a better world’. We recognise that art can challenge traditional ways of thinking whilst also allowing for opportunities to connect and collaborate. Through workshops, art exhibitions and events we seek to make the arts accessible, relevant and sustainable.
Our founder, Mehdi Jaghuri (you can call him MJ) moved from Afghanistan to Australia at age 14 with refugee status. MJ was made to adapt on his feet to a new language, education and community. Art became a tool to gain confidence, share his story and create connection with others. With the support of his friends and fellow artists, a small group of volunteers took a leap of faith in November 2015 to open Connection Arts Space Inc.