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Women and Gibran Symposium



Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

"A traveller am I and a navigator and every day I discover a new region within my soul" - Gibran Kahlil Gibran

Gibran Kahlil Gibran, artist, poet, author philosopher spoke a language that transcended nationality and resonated beyond borders. His love of Lebanon and his life in America influenced at all levels his creativity, his relationships and his identity. The impact of the feminine in his life is imbued throughout his literary and artistic works

Join us in conversation with sisters Hadia, Loubna and Bouthaina as we explore through the lens of contemporary creative women, the universality of Gibran and the parallels of what it means in today’s world to leave home, recreate oneself, unleash one’s creativity and engage in belonging with one foot in the East and the other in Australia!

In conversation with Judy and Nadine, and alongside you the audience, we will share their stories, as we navigate parallels between Gibran the immigrant and his spiritual and creative imprint and the impetus for creativity and search for the spiritual in the lives of our three sisters.

"I am grateful and in awe of the many scholars, academics and learned souls who have read and written of Gibran, but when I as a humble reader, hold his works and I inhale his messages, or when I am immersed in his art and dream his dreams, then he speaks to me in my language and I know him through my lens, through my story..." (J.T.S. 2017)

Please note

  • This event will now run in the early evening instead of from 11am–3pm as listed in the museum printed what's on guide.
  • You will be able to view Khalil Gibran: The Garden of the Prophet from 5pm–6pm, museum entry is free with all ticket types.


  • Bouthaina Haikal Mayall
  • Loubna Haikal Macdonals
  • Hadia Haikal Mukhtar
  • Judy Saba
  • Nadine Samaha