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Hedar Abadi

I was born in Babylon, Iraq and graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in 1988. I worked as a propaganda painter during the authoritarian reign. I'm an active member of art societies across Sydney and in 18 years living in Australia, I have held 10 solo exhibitions, and been a finalist and a winner of over 20 art prizes and also had a studio residence. I have facilitated many workshops for SSI, STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors) and CORE (Care, Opportunity, Respect and Empowerment)  Community Services to teach visual art in western Sydney secondary schools.