In recognition of Refugee Week, 18 – 24 June 2017, cohealth presents the works of five creative artists who are refugees and people seeking asylum, in a special one night exhibition:
Our Shared Humanity.
22 June, 6.30pm – 10pm, The Line, 2 Yewers St, Footscray.
FREE EVENT – Bookings essential via eventbrite.
People come from all over the world seeking protection and refuge on Australian shores. Many don’t make it to safety and, for those who do, the journey is often harrowing. Through shared hardship come art works and stories of resilience, love, strength and beauty.
cohealth is honoured to present the works of some of these brave individuals including Azizeh Astaneh, Marjan Norouzi, Maryam Sepasi, Behnam Khamisi, Mahmoud Salameh. The exhibition will open with an exclusive film showcasing the artists’ journeys and featuring special guests Tom Ballard (comedian), Tom Iansek (lead member of Big Scary, famous Melbourne band), Dave Graney (musician, The Moodists, Coral Snakes and RRR radio host), and David Bridie (musician, Not Drowning Waving, My Friend the Chocolate Cake and composer of film scores) speaking on behalf of artists who are currently in immigration detention.
Abe Nouk internationally acclaimed spoken word artist who arrived in Australia in 2004 as a refugee from Sudan will perform at this special one night exhibition.