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Khadim Ali

Heroes and Demons

By Susan Acret

Portrait of Khadim Ali. Photo by Atika Hussain. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

When I meet Khadim Ali in Sydney’s bustling Dulwich Hill neighborhood, he is days away from flying out to Afghanistan to start a new project, which will employ the traditional mediums of carpet and kilim, and will be made under his direction by weavers in Kabul. These new pieces will be exhibited next year at the Art Gallery of New South Wales alongside work by official Australian war artists in a…

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