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Photo of Wajihah Hamid: Behind the table – A Visual Journey
29 July to 31 August
Harmonising with Bankstown Arts Centre's 3x3 Art & Ecology project theme, for this series I have selected three different types of bread and documented the behind the scenes of the bread making process of three different communities. Within the larger Australian context when one thinks of bread, it is usually the bread loaf, French roll or hot bread; by selecting bread that is not as common, this series illustrates the diversity within the Canterbury-Bankstown area and the greater western Sydney region.
Bread is a staple item in many cultures around the world, using this common everyday food item, I also explore the overlooked aspects of the food we eat, as most often the creative process and ingredients of the food are not given much thought.
Wajihah Hamid is interested in exploring everyday life, food and diversity in urban cities. Using bread – a basic yet staple food for many communities, she features a small sample of the diversity Western Sydney has to offer. Wajihah uses photography and food as a way to encourage greater social interaction across diversity. She has previously exhibited in London and Singapore. Now based in Sydney, Australia, she is pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Macquarie University.