An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Razia Ghazal

from ‘Women behind Burqa’

Blunder Rd & Crossacres St, Doolandella QLD
Since so much is happening in Afghanistan, I started a series ‘Women behind Burqa’. These artworks are dedicated to all those women/girls left behind under a Taliban regime. I haven’t forgotten them. I hear them.
Box ID: B0778 (View Map Below)
Painted on: November 2021

Shining a light on the plight of Afghan women

Originally from Afghanistan, Razia Ghazal has called Brisbane home for the past 15 years.

Through her traffic signal box artwork, Razia wanted to contribute a little of herself to the diverse culture of Brisbane. Her painting ‘Women behind Burqa’ is part of a series dedicated to the women and girls left behind under the Taliban regime. Razia says it is important to shine a spotlight on their struggles, and for these women to know that she hears them, and hasn’t forgotten them. Razia is committed to raising awareness of and supporting women who have fled Afghanistan, and has also auctioned her artwork to fundraise for this important cause so close to her heart.

Register your interest 
to paint a traffic signal box


You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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