Art has the power to open minds, touch hearts and challenge beliefs…..
Since 2004, four members of Queenscliff Rural Australians for Refugees have combined their creative talents to produce a series of poignant installations that aim to give voice to men, women and children who have fled persecution and sought our protection. The installations combine paintings, fibres, graphics, photography, sculpture and text to expose, examine and challenge Australia’s response to their plight.
Over the past 15 years the Artists have directly supported many asylum seekers, both in detention and in the community. While the images and stories within the installations relate to actual people and events, names used in the installations are pseudonyms. The artists remain anonymous to further protect the privacy of their asylum seeker friends.
The installations have been viewed by thousands of people in major towns in regional Victoria. With the aid of local refugee advocacy groups, free venues were sourced, enabling the exhibitions to travel.
Our current exhibition “Mirrors of Reflection” will be on show in Apollo Bay
from January 11 – 20th 2019. See flyer and information below.
‘A beautiful, uplifting exhibition that speaks to the grace and dignity of humanity.’
‘MIRRORS OF REFLECTION’ is a sensitive and uplifting exhibition, addressing a human rights issue that has led to political divide and deep community concern.
‘In the mirror, we find a reflection of our appearance;
But in the heart, we find a reflection of our soul.’
Step into a chamber of reflections, gentle music, shimmering lights and artworks and experience this thought-provoking exhibition. Combining paintings, mirrors, sculpture, fibre, graphics and text, ‘Mirrors of Reflection’ challenges us to reflect on our humanity towards people seeking asylum.
Created by artists from Queenscliff Rural Australians for Refugees, the exhibition is proudly hosted in Apollo Bay by sister organisation Apollo Bay RAR.
“We are very fortunate to be able to host this memorable and uplifting exhibition, and invite members of our local community and visitors to Apollo Bay to share in its beauty”
said ABRAR spokesperson Ali Corke.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see ‘Mirrors of Reflection’ while it is in Apollo Bay,
11th – 20th January 2019
For further information about the exhibition contact:
Apollo Bay RAR: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected images from past exhibitions are shown below
PILLOWS OF TEARS, TEARS OF SHAME 2004 – 2005
BEYOND TEARS, FORGET ME NOT 2006 – 2007
TEARS FROM THE HEART 2010 – 2012
OUT OF THE DARKNESS 2014 -2016