‘Mum has been my rock’ says Rubaba Haider, winner of the $10,000 Australian Muslim Artists prize

The prize hosted by the Islamic Museum of Australia spotlights the diversity and significance of contemporary Muslim artists.

Hazara artist Rubaba Haider was announced as the fifth Australian Muslim Artists (AMA) winner, in Melbourne last night (15 August). ‘I’d like to thank my mum, who has been my rock,’ she said on accepting the award at the Islamic Museum of Australia

The 36-year-old artist also thanked her husband and two young children, present at the announcement, and the judges. 

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Fernanda Fain-Binda is a former arts marketer turned writer. Originally from London, she now lives in Melbourne, where she writes about women, culture, and migration.