Negar Sabet, a local Bahá’í in Wollongong was one of the speakers at the launch of the Ink of Light Exhibition on Saturday 5 August 2017.
Ink of Light art exhibition is an artistic quest by five artists with concerns for human rights. Work created by artists highlight our common humanity in reflective and meditative ways. The exhibition charts a journey exploring constructive resilience and spiritual freedom in the face of persecution. The artists are Negin Chahoud a painter and printmaker, Shadi Eshragi a painter and digital artist, Monir Rowshan a ceramic and mosaic artist, Kath Podger an installation artist, sculptor and painter, and Mehrzad Mumtahan ceramic sculptor and digital video artist.
The exhibition is a commemoration of the seven Bahá’í leaders in their home country, Iran. The seven prisoners are Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Affif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Mahvash Sabet, Behruouz Tavakoli and Vahid Tizfaham.
Negar is the daughter of Mahavash Sabet, who currently lives in Wollongong and studies at University of Wollongong. In her talk, Negar highlighted the innocence of her mother and the other six prisoners as well as their dignity, nobility and peaceful response to prolonged incarceration. She concluded her talk by reading one of the poems of her mother published as a book titled Prison Poems.
The Ink of Light art exhibition is held at Articulate Project Space, 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt until 19 August. The opening times are 11 am-5 pm Friday-to Sunday.