‘Imaginary Borders’ at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Tuesday, 7 May 2019


A group exhibition of original artwork by asylum seekers, refugees and fellow artists, friends and collaborators.

Hosted by the Refugee Art Project, this exhibition will feature powerful artworks which were created in their studio at Thirning Villa in Ashfield.

The group exhibition is a compilation of artworks comprising of people from different ages and genders from countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Kurdish areas of the Middle East, West Africa, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Some of the themes explored throughout the exhibition include the feeling from the refugees that they are forced to explain how they came to Australia and what Visa they are on. 

Exhibition organiser Safdar Ahmed has been deeply involved with the Refugee Art Project since 2010 after helping to establish the group. The intention of the project is to facilitate the agency and self-expression of asylum seekers and refugees, and to activate art in the struggle for refugee rights.

The exhibition officially opens on Wednesday, 8 May, 6-8pm and will be held in the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown until 20 May.

For further information about the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, phone Anthia Hart on (02) 9392 5866 or email anthia.hart@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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