Ibby Ibrahim: BLM

  • Self portrait, Ibby Ibrahim, 2021.
    Self portrait, Ibby Ibrahim, 2021.
Ibby Ibrahim: BLM
Opening event: Thursday 10 March, 6–8pm
Event Information

Artist Ibby Ibrahim invites you to explore his second solo exhibition Ibby Ibrahim: BLM. His work references police violence, the media and the impact this has on the Black community. This exhibition is a protest against systemic racism, a platform to share important perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement as a Deaf person of colour. Ibby is currently undertaking an ArtLife Residency, a program which supports artists with disability work towards ambitious and high-impact public projects.

“My exhibition bases reality on a superhero plot line. It is a multi-layered, multi-sensory experience that explores good versus evil. It shows another side to the story – in this instance the police. I want to bring people in to make up their own minds. and trust me as an artist.” Ibby Ibrahim.

Opening event: Thursday 10 March, 6–8pm
Exhibition dates: 8 March – 3 April

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Ibby Ibrahim: BLM will be opening alongside CLOSER by various ArtLife artists.

Learn more about COVID safety at Footscray Community Arts.

Content warning: this exhibition contains themes of police brutality and the names and images of people who have passed away. Audiences are also advised that this exhibition contains flashing lights.

Ibby Ibrahim: BLM was developed with support from the State Trustees Australia Foundation and Expression Australia.

Date & Times

8 March – 3 April

Entrance Gallery



The opening event will be Auslan interpreted.

Meet the Artist
  • Ibby Ibrahim
    Ibby Ibrahim

    Ibby Ibrahim is a prolific photographer, illustrator and origami-maker. He often uses well-known superheroes to tell stories which reflect his perspectives on social movements, working across paper craft, digital illustration and collage.

    Ibby has exhibited work in group shows at Footscray Community Arts such as How About a Rainbow (2017), The Connected Vision Collection (2018) and Heart (2019), as well as VISABILITY (2019) at Wyndham Art Gallery. Ibby‘s first solo exhibition, IBBYMAN (2015) at Footscray Community Arts was about being deaf and Sudanese living in Australia. His most recent work is about Black Lives Matter.


This is a past event