Safdar Ahmed

Safdar Ahmed is an artist, musician and writer who lives and practices on the traditional lands of the Gadigal, Wangal and Guringai peoples of what is otherwise know by its colonial name as Sydney. He is a founding member of the not-for-profit community art organisation Refugee Art Project, for which he conducts regular art workshops with people of a refugee background in Western Sydney, and member of eleven: a collective of contemporary Muslim Australian artists, curators and writers. In 2011 he published Still Alive, a graphic novel about Australia’s refugee detention system, which won the Multicultural Award and Book of the Year in the 2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the Eve Pownall Award for the Children’s Book Council Australia.