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Artwork - Painting - '1888-1893' by Ali Afzali

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Art Collection Artworks are displayed at Federation University Australia campuses at Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham. Victoria


Winner of the 2018 Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Award
90.0 x 140.0 cm
Object Registration
ali afzali, hazara, refugee, asylum seeker
Historical information
Born Hazarajat, Afghanistan

In 2017 and 2018 the Federation University Australia Foundation awarded the Foundation Asylum Seeker scholarship for 2018 to Ali Dad Afzali.

Ben Quilty wrote of Ali Dad Afzali on his blog:-
"New paintings, sculpture and video of my young friend Ali Dad Afzali who braved the Timor Sea, smugglers and a wild storm, against his mother's wishes to come to Australia. Ali was 16. Ali is now studying art at Federation University in Ballarat after being generously awarded a full scholarship by the university. He is waiting patiently for his refugee status. I am very proud of this body of work. The exhibition is for Ali and for his Hazara people." (, accessed 31/05/2019)
When Made
Made By
Ali Dad Afzakli (Maker)
Last updated
31 May 2019 at 12:11PM