FATIMA KILLEEN | Moroccan artist
Australian War Memorial
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Australian National University
Canberra Islamic Centre
Canberra Islamic Centre
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ACT Emergency Services faceboard

Resilience 2005

Edition of 10 colour collographs on paper

Before 1948 there were 475 Arab villages within the borders of what was to become the
state of Israel – 385 villages have been destroyed by the Israeli authorities.  No records were kept, however the cactus plants (Sabr) often reappeared in odd places as a reminder of the former Arab villages. 

 

In this work the cactus becomes a symbol of the resilience of Arab Iraq against the invasion of an international coalition led by the US forces. The message to establish peace and democracy came in missiles!

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