Rosina Byrne, Masooma Haidary, Raihana Hashimi, Mah-gul Ibrahimi, Saria Jaffri, Hanifa Khudarahm, Tahira Khudarahm, and Sadia Najafi, The Henna Project, 2015 (detail), Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communites Council. Photo: Rosina Byrne

Women coming together, expressing love for culture while unknowingly demonstrating elements of uniqueness as they push against the boundaries which customarily contain. As Artistic Director, photographer and collaborator, scarves appeared the only form to articulating what transpired within this project.

Concealment, respect, modesty and some independence.

Rosina Byrne, Masooma Haidary, Raihana Hashimi, Mah-gul Ibrahimi, Saria Jaffri, Hanifa Khudarahm, Tahira Khudarahm, and Sadia Najafi, The Henna Project, 2015 (detail), Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communites Council. Photo: Fleur Ruddick

Rosina Byrne, Masooma Haidary, Raihana Hashimi, Mah-gul Ibrahimi, Saria Jaffri, Hanifa Khudarahm, Tahira Khudarahm, and Sadia Najafi, The Henna Project, 2015 (detail), Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communites Council. Photo: Fleur Ruddick