Voices of the Beautiful Struggle

“I’ve started Prolific Studio so I can assist in nourishing the amazing talent Melbourne youth have to offer musically.

The 9 towers lockdown was a devastating time for our community. Witnessing the injustice and inhuman way our people were treated. This has brought so much anxiety within our community.

When MAV gave me the opportunity to curate and produce an EP compilation for the Shelter 2 project, it was a great honour to be able to work with a group of talented and resilient young people who experienced the effects of this lockdown.

Especially as a past Flemington housing estate resident, this project was very close to my heart.

We have a long way to go to repair the damage made. However I’m a true believer that art can open dialogue and begin the healing that we all need.”
Khaled Abdulwahab, Founder, Prolific Studio.

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Voices of the Beautiful Struggle is presented as part of Shelter 2.

Shelter 2 is proudly supported by VicHealth, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and Australia Council for the Arts.