older than language

Older Than Language was the Salamanca Arts Centre’s major exhibition and public program for 2020. Public programming for Older Than Language began in November 2019.


Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie was appointed assistant curator for this project and focussed on the public program. The Older Than Language program featured 32 artists from across the country and the exhibition and its accompanying series of talks, performances and community events explored the contemporary migrant experience within Australia today.

Poster design by Nadai Refaei.

I pay my respects to the muwinina people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters where I live and work.

I pay my deepest respect to their elders - past, present and emerging and I acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

©2020 Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie