‘I’ve learnt that working in community, I can always be open about ideas and that sharing those ideas with people will help for things to move forward and happen.
‘As a refugee artist, [the] ECL program has given me the confidence that I can have a sustainable and successful career in the arts in Australia.
‘I use design as a way of creating an immersive space, a safe space, where connections and interactions are enabled and positive experiences are created.
What I discovered about myself was [that] being involved in many projects and other music performance events at the same time does get a bit overwhelming.
The ECL program helped me to understand the key elements which make up the community, and that those key elements are you and me.
‘Being involved with the Emerging Cultural Leaders program has been a great experience.
‘What I learned from ECL is that with each arts project I undertake, to just enjoy the ride and to learn, evaluate and grow from each experience.