Recap of The Mosaic Stories

Mosaic launch

We told six stories of radical racism as seen through the eyes of six very different people. Rwandan, Inuit, Roma, Jewish and Armenian — they gave their darkness over to the camera and we translated it into light.

A multi-discplinary project, the Mosaic Stories are told through video, photo and performance.

Big thanks to Sterling Studio, Great Five Lakes and Ben Lee Allan for dedicating their talent to this initiative by The Mosaic Institute.

Debuting at The Design Exchange in mid-December, we hope that all who attended will take these stories to heart and share them with the world.


Reelworld Emerging 20

Maya Bastian has been selected for Reelworld Film Festival’s ‘Emerging 20’ development program.

The initiative offers up-and-coming diverse filmmaking talent a full-day workshop on pitch prep, packaging and finding partners, before connecting the participants with industry executives through one-on-one meetings. More…

Reelworld selects Emerging 20 participants
Playback Magazine, September 22, 2017



Post Memory Installation at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

I’ll be exhibiting my Post-Memory series as part of ‘Return in Search of Stillness’ alongside many talented Sri Lankan artists at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Boy running on a beach in inverted colours

The Sri Lankan VA programme presented at the 2017 Festival is a journey of installation, visual and performance art, curated to explore the push and pull within community histories and individual memories of past violence, ongoing provocations, and the myriad of hopeful possibilities that exist within Sri Lanka’s still tenuous peace. In essence it is the exploration of the value, risks, and processes of healing.

Return: in search of stillness