Sardar's career in the arts has unfolded in Australia and oversees, following his engagement in art and culture in Kurdistan in late seventies. His arts and cultural practices have been developed through a range of art activities including art production, facilitation of seminars and conferences with broad cultural agenda and community cultural development work. His initial cultural engagement started through extensive commitment in Kurdish art and culture which included art consultancy and art criticism, contribution to design of TV and theatre sets, design of cover books, magazines and other publications.
After arrival to Australia Sardar consolidated his art skills mostly in the visual arts through university study and an active contribution to local cultural development. Sardar has completed the Batchelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University in 2002. In the meantime he has been associated with local projects and participated in development of Liverpool-Fairfield Artists Network. His participation in a mural project, Festival of Many Arts and Cultures and "Living Street "Project have developed solid knowledge and understanding of local Australian cultural framework.
Since his arrival to Australia Sardar has participated in many group exhibitions such as "Ground" at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool, "Paintings by..." at Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, "The Second Snap" SNAP! Gallery, Fairfield and many others.
Finally, Sardar Sinjawi is an active practicing contemporary art practitioner who is developing his visual art skills in a professional manner and who is committed to engagements in new cultural endeavors.
Sardar Sinjawi | Curriculum Vitae
(02) 9602 1715
0417 498 848
2002 Bachelor of Visual Arts
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1992 Media Gallery, Erbil Kurdistan
1986 Erbil Castel Museum, Erbil-Kurdistan
1983 ayobia Hall, Erbil-Kurdistan
1979 Ayobia Hall, Erbil- Kurdistan
2007 Western Front, Fairfield City Gallery and Museum,
2007 Dis/place Campbelltown Arts Centre
2006 Liverpool Art Society Annual Exhibition
2006 The Best of SNAP! 2006, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
2006 Snap Gallery, Fairfield
2004 Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2002 Knot Gallery, Sydney
2001 New Space Gallery, Sydney
1997 Casula Power House Arts Centre-Liverpool
1992 Group Exhibition, (First Kurdish Ellection), Media Gallery-Erbil
1992 Sulaymani Youth Festival, Museum Gallery, Sulaymani
1990 Erbil artist's Exhibition, Media Gallery, Erbil
1989 7th Al-wassiti Festival, Art's Centre- Baghdad
1987 Erbil Artist's Exhibition-Media Gallery
1987 6th Al-wassiti Festival, Art's Centre-Baghdad
1986 Comprehensive Kudish Artist's Exhibition-Media Gallery
1982 Erbil artist's exhibition. Erbil-Kurdistan
Member of NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts)
Member of Liverpool Artists Network
Member of Liverpool Art Society
OTHER ART/CULTURAL PROJECTS PARTICIPATION
1996 - 2007
SNAP! Light Box Project
SNAP! (Skills Navigation Arts Projects) FCRC, Fairfield
Dis/place project, Sydney
Festival of Many arts and Cultures(FOMAC), Liverpool
Liverpool Mural Hospital-Project, Liverpool
Living Streets Project, Liverpool
Translator of art/cultural articles
Critical writing/Judging | Visual Arts and Culture, Kurdish magazines and newspapers
Seminar presenter| Kurdistan
UNHCR local staff show, Erbil-Kurdistan
Collage of Medicine, University of Salahaddin, A selecton of arts
Designer for cover books, TV and theatre set and publications,
Did I discover myself or art first? Such an instinctive question never have left me with a single answer. It grows with me as I do. I am faced with the dilema of practicing art as a discussion and technical problem in times of high technology, in a world when digital advances dominate our values.
I work primarily with abstract art, three dimensional objects. I use different mediums, mostly found objects, to create contemporary sculpture.
I strongly believe that art should be pure, spiritual and left untouched by something that pure art does not want to hold.