Arif Satar and Audrey Fernandes-Satar are visual artists living and working in Walyalup (Fremantle), in Whadjuk Noongar Country. Working individually and in collaboration, their cross-disciplinary practices intersect through a shared interest in uncovering complex memories and histories, both personal and collective.
Across sculpture, drawing, text, printmaking, sound and the moving image, Satar and Fernandes-Satar draw from ancestral stories, rituals and crafting techniques, to create a rich dialogue between the past and the present.
Migrants many times over, the pair forge a line of inquiry grounded in understandings of the intricate practices that tether and connect. Traversing themes of displacement, home, identity, history and politics – their works are characterised by a sensitive interrogation of material, and an exploration of methods of expression.
Together, Satar and Fernandes-Satar have exhibited their works, undertaken socially-engaged community art projects and created work for public spaces, both in Australia and overseas.