The Refugee Art Project are proud to present Still Alive: a new exhibition of original artworks by asylum seekers and refugees in the Villawood detention centre and the Western Sydney area.
Still Alive will be held in the Stanley Street Gallery, in Darlinghurst Sydney, between 4 – 10 August.
The exhibition will feature powerful artworks by asylum seekers and refugees from such countries as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Burma. It includes the work of minors in detention and women from our Parramatta art workshop.
Dates: 4 – 10 August, Monday to Sunday
Opening Times: 11 – 6 pm
Where: Stanley Street Gallery, 1/52-54 Stanley St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
OPENING NIGHT: Tuesday, 5 August, 6 -8 pm
- Julian Morrow, The Chaser
- Safdar Ahmed, Director of the Refugee Art Project
- Shokufa Tahiri, Spokeswoman for the Hazara Afghan community in Australia
- Thomas Wales, Aboriginal elder and former guard at the Sherger Detention Centre
All proceeds from the sale of original artwork goes directly to the artists. There will also be seven zines available for purchase. These are small, independent publications which feature the artworks, poems and stories by refugees and asylum seekers who participate in our workshops. Each reflects a particular theme or involves the work of a demographic: women, youth, sequential art from Villawood, two dedicated artist zines and a tribute to our friend Ahmed Al Jafari who died while in detention in June 2013.
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