Swapped At Birth by Ahmed Elkhalidi and Rua Hashlamoun

• Design
Australian Premiere
Ahmed Elkhalidi is a Jordanian/Australian artist whose paintings, photographs, designs and digital collages explore the crossover of life, perception and memories from one's own birth country and one's second country, which is sometimes by choice and at other times by circumstance.

Ahmed's work, with creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun, records his personal stories of what 'home' means. It can be a physical or a psychological place that changes - a place of belonging or a place of displacement and confusion. The artists draw on memory remnants of childhood along with new images that are embedded from their lives in Australia. A visual storytelling; the exhibition will resonate with and facilitate connections for many who have similar experiences as migrants or refugees.

Opening Night: Feb 12th 6pm

Presented by: Jacaranda Images

Jacaranda Images, owned by Australian Barbara Rowell, is a gallery located in Amman Jordan dedicated to showcasing works on paper including screen prints, etchings, lithographs, and photographs, as well as reproductions, art books, and paper-based gift lines. Launched in 2007 it continues to be the only gallery of its kind in Amman, Jordan in promoting graphic art collected from around the globe. Artworks of over 100 emerging and established artists are all shown in a continuously changing environment. Working closely to develop cross cultural ties between Australia and Jordan, we also conduct tours of Jordan for artists and art lovers through 'A Brush with Jordan'. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Council of Australian Arab Relations.