Skip to main content

You are viewing an archived event from a previous year.

Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Meet the Artists: Faria Firoz & Harem Tahir


Email Save QR code

Date and time


Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1

West Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join us for a welcoming & inspiring afternoon celebrating art & artists! Meet the artists, Faria Firoz & Harem Tahir, chat with them about their work, & celebrate the creativity in our community.

The exhibition, Testimony explores themes of hope, displacement, isolation, perseverance & finding one's voice under the lenses of being a refugee & immigrant with the impactful paintings of Faria Firoz & Harem Tahir.

Faria Firoz is a Bangladeshi-born interdisciplinary artist whose surreal & expressive oil & acrylic paintings address the struggles faced by some immigrant women who come to Canada in abusive or unsupportive relationships, facing the added struggle of navigating unfamiliar culture, language & customs. Through sharing these images, Firoz hopes to give voice to these women & offer solidarity.

Harem Tahir is a Kurdish artist from Iraq, whose childhood was spent in a refugee camp. His bold, realistic acrylic paintings explore the experiences of children displaced from their communities, surrounded by war & living with an uncertain future. Using art as a means of working through trauma, Tahir hopes his work will give viewers insight & understanding to other refugees.



West Vancouver Community Arts Council

West Vancouver Community Arts Council (WVCAC ) is a not-for-profit organization, with a mission to increase and broaden the opportunities for West Vancouver and all North Shore citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities. The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.


This event is part of a hub:

West Van Arts & Culture Hub

West Vancouver Community Arts Council West Vancouver, BC

Join us in West Vancouver for a wide variety of free Arts and Culture activities. Culture Days programming includes in person and virtual events for all ages ranging from exhibitions, talks, and performances.