Awakening: Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers Art Exhibition (Hosted by Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers)

  • Venue:
    St Heliers Street Store & Gallery: Abbotsford Convent
  • Start:
    June 30, 2017 6:00 pm
  • End:
    July 30, 2017 12:00 am
  • Address:
    1 St Heliers Street
    Collingwood, Vic,

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The exhibition is inspired by the ambiguous state of dreaming and awakening. Art is variously described as a dreaming state or as a way of waking up from the sleeping condition of everyday life.

Works will explore the conditions of awakening in our daily lives, an exploration of the tensions and interplay between asylum seekers and the wider Australian community, including the lack of clarity between languages and expressions, where various genres align to disrupt cultural identities.

Art awakens when it breaks through barriers, uniting artists and audiences and challenging the assumptions and prejudices that keep us in a sleeping state.

Friday, 30th June – 6pm

30th June to 30th July

Showing combined work by Melbourne’s refugee artists, Manus artist in detention and Melbourne’s wider community.

Amy Parker
Azizeh Astaneh
Carla Tadros
Chris Gray
Dominique Kirchner
Elnaz Nourizadeh
Farhad Bandesh
Leila Ashtiani
Margaret Mayhew
Mahla Karimian
Marja Norouzi
Maryam Sepasi
Molly George
Ponce A Delph
Sahar Seyedi
Samaneh Malekshahi
Tadross Hanna
Tri Setyiani
Youssef Hanna
Zohreh Izadikia
Zee Omar

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