Inspire60: Abdul Abdullah

VIDEO: As a Muslim Australian, Abdullah has found his work has become more political and 'deliberately abrasive'.
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Abdul Abdullah; photo ArtsHub

Thirty year-old Abdul Abdullah is a seventh generation Australia descendant from the convict Charles Blemen.

‘He had a son called Charles, and him a son called Charles, and a son called Charles, and then he had a son called Percival who then had my father, and my father changed his name to Ibraham, and then he had three sons called Abdul,’ he said.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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