The Language of the Soul, Calligraphy by Haytham Salmo

Event Name
The Language of the Soul, Calligraphy by Haytham Salmo
6 September 2018
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Parramatta Campus

Address (Room): School of Social Sciences and Psychology, lower ground, Building EHa, Room EHa.LG.04, Parramatta Campus


The exhibition "The Language of the Soul" features Arabic Calligraphy by visiting artist Haytham Salmo, who is an artist and calligrapher based in Istanbul, Turkey. In his calligraphic work, Haytham expresses his intellectual longing for creative ideas though Islamic art fusing colours, lines, dots and words to inspire. His work explores the universal values of love, life, faith, prayer, beauty and the divine, synthesizing feelings and pictograms through lettering. Haytham founded the Association of Arabic Calligraphy in Syria in 2010 and has become a member of many Arabic calligraphy associations since 2006. He participated in writing parts of the Holy Quran from 2011 to 2017 and has staged exhibitions in Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to participating in many calligraphy festivals and receiving numerous prizes. He is currenlty in Australia to inscribe the 99 domed Punchbowl mosque with the 99 names of Allah in gold Islamic calligraphy.

This exhibition will be displayed from 6th September - 14 September 2018 in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, located on the lower ground floor of building EHa, Parramatta Campus. This project is presented and curated by Salma Alshehri and is being supported by the School of Social Sciences and Psychology.

Exhibition space is open from 9.00am - 4.30pm on weekdays only.

The artist will be on onsite on the following dates and times, giving live demonstrations of his art process.

  • Thursday 6th Sep from 11am to 2pm
  • Monday 10th Sep from 11am to 2pm
  • Wednesday 12th Sep from 11am to 2pm
Name: Monica McMahon

Phone: 02 4620 3450

School / Department: Art Collection