Nexus Arts: Fundraiser for Afghanistan


Nexus Arts: Fundraiser for Afghanistan


Some of our very special friends have generously donated artworks to be silently auctioned as part of our (sold out) Fundraising Concert for Afghanistan on Saturday 4th September at Nexus Arts Venue.

Take a look below at the artworks available.

If you are not attending our Fundraising Concert but would like to make an absentee bid, please email us on before 4pm (ACST) Saturday 4th September.

Explore the Artworks Below

About the Artists

Yusuf Ali Hayat

Yusuf Hayat is committed to social justice. He has worked in leadership roles for several international non-government organisations across social housing, social support and Emergency Relief. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia with a research focus on migrant narratives, transcultural aesthetics and intersubjectivity in art. As an artist, Yusuf’s work integrates photography, video, painting and architectural approaches to sculptural form. He recently undertook artist residencies at the British School at Rome and NEXUS Arts, Adelaide. He has exhibited in Australia and overseas.

Elyas Alavi

Elyas Alavi is a visual artist and poet based in Adelaide. Alavi was born in Afghanistan, moved to Iran as a child following the intensification of war in his homeland and in late 2007 he moved to Australia as refugee at risk.

Alavi graduated from a Masters by Research (Visual Arts) at the University of South Australia in 2015 and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Alavi is also an internationally renowned poet. He published three poetry books in Iran and Afghanistan.

Fran Callen

Fran is driven to create by the urge to document her immediate surroundings, narratives suggested in the details of moments. Fran’s recent drawing-based work documents our relationship with domestic spaces and their impact on the natural world. Motherhood provides an ambient background.

Fran has taught drawing and painting in tertiary institutions for thirteen years, including South Australian School of Art, Tauondi Aboriginal College and currently teaches at Adelaide College of the Arts. She has also worked as a community artist across Australia and overseas, specialising in collaborative murals with community groups. She currently works from her studio at Collective Haunt Inc. in Adelaide.

Abrahim Mohammadi

Abrahim Mohammadi is an emerging artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. He primarily works in painting and drawing, exploring themes of migration, exile, and social injustice.

In March 2019, Abrahim moved to Australia as a refugee from Pakistan, and currently studies a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Abrahim received formal training in traditional Mughal miniature painting in Pakistan. Abrahim has exhibited in number of group exhibitions in Quetta. His recent works are focused on the contemporary trends within Eastern art.

Jonathan Kim

Jonathan Kim was born and raised in South Korea and spent most of his 20s in China and 30s in Australia. Like his nomadic life, Kim's art contains various cultural elements. Kim’s core research places a deep importance on the relationship between a medium and its environmental factors, named as Gong-gan-seong (spatiality), which has been inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan's philosophy of Man-nam (Encounter).

Kim was awarded the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture Prize and Linden New Art Award. Kim completed the British School at Rome Residency and Sauerbier House Culture Exchange Artist in Residence and currently works at the ACE Open studio.


Nexus Arts acknowledges Kaurna people as the owners of the land where we live, learn, and work. We respect their culture and elders and acknowledge their sovereignty was never ceded. We recognise that visual arts, music and storytelling have been central to Aboriginal cultures for over 60,000 years. We work to support this lineage.