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Abdul Abdullah Artists at work

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Enter the creative world of the artist’s studio. Multidisciplinary artist Abdul Abdullah discusses art as a platform for expressing the personal and political, and the importance of finding a creative community.

A finalist in the 2016 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Abdullah has also been a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes.

This interview is one of a series with contemporary artists about artmaking, inspiration and what it takes to be an artist in Australia.

Filmed on Cammeraygal Country