Mandana Mapar

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Fluent in English
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • artist curator writer and activist
  • through various means of state run organisations
  • From brisbane via auckland via tehran
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About Me


traveling and searching out the next chapter of my life


I am pretty passionate about life, lived in 4 different countries, travelled through a few dozen more. As an artist and educator I love working with people who have a zest for life. My art is usually on the walls of cafes, galleries, in living rooms and on the fridge walls of friends and supporters and I feel a sense of accomplishment when my work leads to questions a rethinking of the usual way we see everything around us.


embrace the world without fear and share your story with a new person each day in return for theirs, we all have the same coloured blood and tears

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


CS is a new community for me, I have lived in Queensland Australia for the biggest chunk of my life but having spread my wings I am looking to meet people from all walks of life and to share a little bit of all the cultures I have grown fond of. I hope to share my couch in the future and look to intervening and challenging and helping to spread a social network for positive change!


Experience = almost none at this stage except for all the wonderful things friends and family have told me of their experiences.


Music, art, poetry, travel, getting out and about around town and finding new places to explore.

Music, Movies, and Books

happy/hippy/trippy/cruisy/dancey/none poppy/whacky/metal/mental/noise art/crosby stills nash young/radiohead/jeff buckley/the presets/cutcopy/fugazi/wolfmother/bjork/the cure/SOD/SHIHAD/APC/billy brag/art of fighting/sarah blasko/hilltop hoods/Doves/paul kelly/air/interpol/SFK/tori amos/talk talk/FNM/decoder ring/pink floyd/PJ/U2/peter gabriel/NIN/QOTSA/beck/kate bush/PJ harvey/the smashing punpkins/RATM/NICK CAVE/DanSultan/underworld/Devoted few/kingsofleon/dandy warhols/the smiths/joy division/beastie boys/the editors/blur/gorillaz/crowded house/bike/REM/karma county/dirty three/the national/music from the living room and rooftops!

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One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

sky dived off the sunshine coast of Qld, trekked to the most southerly tip of Australia, seen and been one of the thousands bouncing in unison in music festivals in Australia.

Teach, Learn, Share

trading in all things photography and history of the medium, I love cameras darkrooms and am still learning but can share as much as I know.
i love teaching art to the young the old middle of road and marginalised. i know at least 6 great wines from Australia and a few from NZ and can tell you a tall tale or two from Persia and the land of the long white cloud

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, New Zealand

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