Speaking & Consultation

Women in leadership

 Inspiring Speaker

Passionate Panel Member

Experienced Cross-Culture Consultant

Aseel is an important voice in the Australian cultural landscape. she has been instrumental in using her cultural practice to shed light on the experiences of those living in war-torn countries and conditions.

She is a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of cultural rights, and the role of the arts in building social cohesion and harmony through her projects.

Aseel is an influencing social change maker, sharing her extensive experience gained from years of work internationally creating a better space for communities especially children and mothers around the world.

Aseel has been consulting for Art and community organization, and educational institutions. Building her knowledge on her migration journey and success story in creating a better Australia every day.

Best Speaker

Tedx Melbourne PulggedIn 2020 Best Speaker

The Art Award

Victorian Multiculture Commission Excellence In The Art Award 2020

Creative Art

WAW Creative Art Pioneer Award Winner 2020

Australian Muslim Artist

Australian Muslim Artist Of The Year Finalist 2020

WINNER

WINNER The Joan and Betty Rayner Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation Commission

Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2023 FINALISTS

Areas of Expertise

Multiculturalism

Community Engagement

Inclusive Leadership, Diversity and Implicit Bias

Anti-Racism

Women of Colour Representation

Social Cohesion

Identity & Belonging

Types of Events

conversation

Forums

Event days e.g. International Women's Day, Harmony Day

Debates

Panels

deposit

Fundraising dinners MC

Event launches

Symposiums

Local government MC

counseling

Conference dinner MC

Festivals

honesty

Not-for-profit events

Award ceremonies

Cultural events

Custom events MC / Panel Moderation

Client appreciation​

Aseel is a force to be reckoned with – an artist and producer, a cultural leader and a vocal advocate, creating waves and opening pathways for underrepresented and marginal people in the arts. Never content with doing one thing at a time, Aseel’s boundless energy is strategically directed at those in the arts sector whose rhetoric of cultural equity may not match their actions. Aseel is passionate about reform through doing.

Partnership is her methodology for transformation, as she works constructively with others to build spaces for people to come together, exchange and grow. Aseel is nurturing the next generation of diverse practitioners through her multiple projects, ceding control in ways that enables her to share power, decision-making and creativity. She is adept at creating inclusive spaces for experimentation and risk taking, creating powerful works that tell the stories of our contested pluralism in urgent and important ways. She is the future of our sector; self-determined, unapologetically diverse, brave and full of heart.

Veronica Pardo

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Multiculture Art Vic CEO

We have a proud history of supporting Tayah’s practice, most notably through her participation in the Emerging Cultural Leaders Program, and presentation Bukjeh, presented as part of Due West Arts Festival in 2019. Aseel’s practice is deeply informed by best-practice community engagement principals and a commitment to meaningfully engaging communities in cultural and political dialogues through storytelling and performance. Tayah’s multidisciplinary approach brings other practitioners and makers on a journey. Her steadfast and tenacious work has constantly challenged existing power structures in the arts for the better. We believe a fellowship will support her to create even greater waves of impact in the national landscape.

Robyn Gawenda

Aseels work explores important themes many independent artists find challenging to work with, such as highlighting the universal connection to home, our sense of belonging and celebrating cultural diversity. Through presenting her work we have seen a diverse range of artists offered the opportunity to establish themselves as performers and producers in a culturally safe environment.

It’s essential we encourage creative visionaries in this area of the sector, enriching our artistic community and educating audiences through powerful arts experiences.

PIPPIN DAVIES

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Senior Manager, Arts & Education

Aseel Tayah is an inspiring artist and activist who uses art, culture and her charismatic nature, to advocate for human rights. Her warm heart enables her to rapidly connect with others, forming links to, and within, communities. Her strong sense of social justice means she leaps to the aid of others wherever she sees need, using any tools at her disposal (food, art, culture) to build connections, create opportunities and forge networks (professional, personal and social). Her artwork embeds cultural knowledge into various creative forms then invites audiences to sample these, encouraging them(us) to see/ hear/ feel differently. She introduces audiences to worlds we might not otherwise encounter and brings us face to face with the realities of others, especially refugees, living alongside us in this country. A performer herself, Aseel collects and curates extraordinary artistic teams giving a voice to artists from marginal backgrounds, enriching in our creative landscape

Art & Culture City of Whittlsea

Aseel began to sing and our audience held their breath; her music and storytelling are so resonant and moving. She is a vital and passionate artist whose approach to her art, with its message of building bridges between new and established communities, is inspiring and never more important than in Australia today. I have worked with Aseel for panel discussions, live children’s performance and online workshops and every step of the way she brings a thoughtfulness, integrity and a questioning perspective to her practice. Her capacity for collaboration with artists of all disciplines and backgrounds is extraordinary.

Performing Art, Monash Univeristy

Aseel Tayah is a force of nature. She sees issues, road blocks, policy gaps and inequality and turns them into projects, research proposals and social change. Her creative work is unique and personal, highlighting little heard stories. Aseel’s creative projects bring a fresh take on community engagement and actually showcase and develop local talent, planting seeds for the arts to flourish as she goes. It’s a honour working closely with Aseel who takes her professional and creative partnerships seriously. She has established a strong feedback loop which has an impact on her projects and on the places that are privileged enough to host them. If all of the projects and productions that we presented had someone like Aseel at the helm our theatre, community and creative industry would be a better place.

Theatre & Public Programs Officer

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Drum Theatre, Dandenong.

Aseel Tayah is fiercely independent artist who creates shared experiences that build bridges of empathy, understanding and insight between communities. Her powerful practice of performance and storytelling attracts skilful artistic collaborators who enrich the creative programs she offers. She designs and delivers opportunities and support for minoritized creatives to connect with communities that often do not have access to these platforms and processes in the cultural sector and cultural institutions.  She has an extraordinary capacity to connect with people and a clarity about what she and the communities she is advocating for need.  She is fearless in her experimentation and capacity to overcome challenges – creating a strong online presence during the Melbourne lockdowns, delivering food based storytelling experiences online.  There is nothing that Aseel is not capable of achieving when she puts her mind to it.

Head of Engagement

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State Library of Victoria

Aseel is an amazing communicator. She connects with people through art, cooking and storytelling. These ways provide inroads to the heart not just the head. Aseel is a powerhouse of energy. She can bring resources, talent and determination to a task and achieve extraordinary things in a short space of time.

Aseel’s values are clear and permeate everything she does. She stands for justice for indigenous and diverse peoples and conducts all interactions with respect considering the dignity of others.

I would highly recommend Aseel and her work. Others have already done this – she is the recipient of many prestigious awards.

Farida Fleming

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Evaluation Principal at Assai Consult

We have had the pleasure of having Aseel present at our recent EthicalEnterprise Conference 2023, “The BIG Shift”, on the 23rd of February. Aseel presentation was very touching and honest and united us all, reflecting on the losses that each of us has had and the things we have had to leavebehind. Aseel is a strong and resilient leader and a genuine storyteller, coming from lived experience and a genuine desire to unite people. Wethank Aseel for sharing her story at our conference and for her outstanding contribution to society.

Susanna Bevilacqua

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Working with social impact enterprises

Aseel is a brilliant and passionate communicator and bridge builder. She has a wide local, national and international network of skilled artists, activists and culture makers and knowledge holders that support her creative community building and advocacy projects. She’s a talented multi disciplinary artist – a beautiful singer and musician, an incredible cook and story teller and visual artist. As a values driven transformational cultural leader she works best with partners who can support the greatest community impact in her work.

Angharad Wynne-Jones

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Head of Audience Engagement at State Library Victoria

Aseel is highly effective community artist, working with other artists and local governments to create events which bring people together, andprovide insights into the migrant and refugee experience. She also provides beautiful singing at events, and cooking instruction at corporate bonding exercises.

David Week

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Consultant at The World Bank

What can I say about Aseel that hasn’t yet been said by others? She is a visionary, she is inclusive, she is inspirational. Aseel is someone who genuinely wants to lead by inclusion, to bring everyone along with her. She speaks up on the injustices that she sees. She recognises that there are many areas of improvement for her community. She actively seeks out support and mentorship.

Aseel is everything and more about what an inclusive leader should be.

Grey Yeoh

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International arts and culture manager, consultant and expert

Aseel Tayah is a leader and integral part of Australia’s new arts landscape. I have worked with Aseel through Bukjeh an organisation that she founded and created as an actor. Aseel is passionate and has a vision that she brings to life in every project, she is wonderful in building relationships across various cultural spaces and mediums. Aseels potential is both local and international, she provides platforms and opportunities for emerging and professional artists and she creates experiences that bring various audiences of different backgrounds and ages together. I highly recommend Aseels skills of intercultural communication, story telling, artistic vision and working towards making art accessible for all.

Oz Malik

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Arts, Culture & International Diplomacy - Advisor & Consultant

Aseel is such a powerful singer, a fantastic mentor, and a great caring friend.

Shemsiya Waritu

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Author, Public Speaker, Storyteller, Family and Relationship Mentor

Aseel is highly dedicated to the craft of cultural awareness, art and story telling in a creative and inclusive manner.

Yasmin Karaata

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Manager/ Government, Stakeholder & Community Engagement.

Aseel is one of the most original voices in Australia performing arts landscape. Her work reflects a deep passion for sharing her culture. Highly recommended

Iris Gaillard

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Artist - Educator - Marketer

 Aseel is brilliant. I highly recommend!

Thomas Mayo

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National Indigenous Officer at Maritime Union of Australia

Very talented, sensitive, sincere and interesting … would love to follow her artistic career… good luck!!

Haber-Brosh Ory

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Independent artist

I’ve seen a lot of Aseel’s art projects, and I was charmed by them.. Aseel is a very creative and talented artist. She has an amazing voice too.

Qusaii Assi

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Director, Department of International Taxation

Aseel is a talented designer and great to work with. She’s amazing talented designer, She has strong artistic skills with an eye for detail.

I have seen a lots of her work & she’s really creative & have a good sense in designing.

So i recommend her if you want a really artistic work.

Mohamed El-Kelany (Turkey / UAE)

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Founder Creative Director at MK Artwork

I knew Aseel as a phenomenon artist, with great new cultural shocking ideas. She has a revolutionary ideas over many cultural matters, such as child abuse, women rights and criticism. I first met Aseel in a Radio broadcasting where we were both speakers, each on his experiences and influence on the society. Aseel has proven that she is an artist with good goals and clear vision.

Mahmoud Khweis

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