Aiming for the moon: growing up as an Arab-Australian artist Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Screen courses keep pace with a changing industry The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is shaping the next generation of Australian screen storytellers with industry-based courses, international connections and impressive graduates. Why education is the most important weapon in your career arsenal From school leaver to mature age student, gaining the right qualifications will arm you for whatever’s next in your arts career while also enriching your life. Why students are your best source of information at a university open day Potential students attending WAAPA’s Open Day on 11 August can learn why graduates describe their time at the Academy as the best years of their life. Experienced Creative Industries teachers are the secret of success Study Creative Arts and Media at Flinders and create your dream future. (Premium content) Premium content Amani Haydar Tuesday 13 August, 2019 For Archibald Prize finalist Amani Haydar the road to an art career curved around family expectations and an Arab upbringing. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Amani Haydar with her Archibald Prize shortlisted work Insert headline here. Image John Feder/The Australian. Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Amani Haydar is an artist, lawyer, mum and advocate for women’s health and safety based in Western Sydney. Amani’s writing and illustrations have been published in ABC News Online and SBS Life and her self-portrait Insert Headline Here was a finalist in the 2018 Archibald Prize. Amani uses visual art and writing to explore the personal and political dimensions of abuse, loss, identity and resilience.