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February 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Deanna Hitti discusses themes for her latest suite of works. If you’re an artist, art lover, or student 13+ this FREE event is for you!

Lebanese-Australian artist book and print maker Deanna Hitti explores identity and visual misrepresentation themes in M is for Madraseh (School). In an ambitious 156-panel installation, Hitti combines cyanotype and colour screen print to re-present exoticised visual portrayals of the East. Early nineteenth century French Orientalist imagery overlayed with text from a language text book in Arabic creates an interplay between object, figure and language. In doing so, Hitti deliberately interrogates the Western gaze, giving agency to the dualities that exist within her own cultural identity.

5:30pm Thursday 16 February Foundation Gallery, Artspace Mackay

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IMAGE: Deanna HITTI M is for madraseh (school) (detail) 2022, two colour screen print and cyanotype, unique state. Image courtesy the artist


February 16, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Artspace Mackay
61 Gordon Street
Mackay, QLD 4740 Australia