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A Promise
Khaled Sabsabi

Image: Khaled Sabsabi Organised confusion 2014 (video still), 8-channel HD video installation, sound, wax dye on handmade wood mask. Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © Khaled Sabsabi

Major works that consider the connection between spiritual belief, culture and politics

This exhibition brings together works made by Australian artist Khaled Sabsabi over the past 20 years, from large-scale immersive video works to intimate collections of paintings.

Sabsabi was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and migrated to Australia with his family in the late 1970s to escape civil war. Initially a musician and performer on Sydney’s hip-hop scene, he began his career as a visual artist in the 1990s. From 2001 Sabsabi embarked on a series of visits to his birthplace and the surrounding countries. It is these journeys that inspired the next two decades of his practice.

This exhibition is produced by the Gallery in partnership with the Campbelltown Arts Centre and the artist.

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Herbert Smith Freehills, VisAsia

18 Jul 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

Free admission

South Building, ground level, Asian Lantern galleries


Khaled Sabsabi, *70,000 veils* 2004-14, 96-channel HD video installation, collection of the artist © Khaled Sabsabi. Photographer: Sharon Hickey.
A promise: Khaled Sabsabi

Art Set: 19 items