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 Semaphore is a newsletter and publishing project about art fromWestern Australia | Semaphore is a collaborative project and practice | Semphore enters into a dialogue with art from its rooted location of Boorloo on Noongar Country |


 Bahar Sayed

Bahar Sayed is a second generation Afghan Australian academic, writer, and multidisciplinary artist. Her practice enjoys exploring the links between disparate ideas, sometimes threading nuanced comparisons while other times desperately trying to find a connection. Sayed’s work is concerned with theories of place, religious scholarship, spiritualism, and links between tradition and modernity. Sayed’s art has been published in Healing Practices and Running Dog, and her essays have been published in unMagazine and Runway Magazine. Sayed currently lives in Wanneroo, on the traditional lands of the Noongar People.
Bahar is a member of the 2021 Perth Festival Arts Writing Group.

Kaya. We acknowledge the Whadjuk People of Boorloo boodja who are the traditional owners of the land where Semaphore is made. We respect their culture, their custodianship, and their continuing contribution to the life of this city and this region. That includes recognising and respecting sovereignty while working in solidarity towards a treaty and supporting ongoing connection to country. That means linguistic rights, economic opportunity, and artistic endeavour. To their Elders, past, present and emerging, we say thanks.