Warsan Mohammed (SO/AU)


01 March - 24 March

Image: Warsan Mohammed, Becoming, 2022.

A story of black Muslim selfhood.


01 March - 24 March


Hero Building [i]
118 Russell St, Melbourne
24 hrs


Social Futures


Wheelchair access



Becoming is the story of an unnamed protagonist as she anticipates the future and works towards truly becoming herself.

Somali/Australian artist Warsan Mohammed chronicles the community and friendship between black Muslim women as she has experienced it. She pays homage to the importance of sacred, safe spaces, allowing them to be their authentic selves, both in the present and as they aspire toward the future. Sustaining the strength of sisterhood is vital for the sustainability of future generations to be proud of their African heritage.

In Becoming, we are reminded that the acceptance of oneself is an ongoing journey.

Presented by PHOTO Australia and the City of Melbourne

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March