Voiceless Journeys presented by Ondru

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Friday 28 June 2019

Image (l-r): Elvan A photographed by Devika Bilimoria. S. Balasubramaniam photographed by Shane Lam.

Voiceless Journeys is an art project that aims to celebrate cultural diversity and raise awareness about the journey, struggle, survival and achievements of people from diverse backgrounds.

The focus is on people who left their countries as a result of their homelands’ internal problems or conflicts to make their life in Australia—people who positively shape our communities. Diverse groups of people co-exist in Australia but they do not necessarily enjoy a sense of community. There exists a challenge to build a sense of community that opposes racism, xenophobia and oppression.

Whilst acknowledging that every community is unique and changeable, interaction is the key to social change—a central force to building a community that is inclusive of all. Voiceless Journeys is an attempt to build a sense of community with greater understanding of each other through the medium of art.

Exhibition launch event featuring a Q&A with one of the artists will be held on 2 May, 6 – 7pm, Richmond Town Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.

Refugee Week is acknowledged and celebrated in Yarra every year to recognise the important contribution that refugees make to Australia. There will be a Refugee Week event on Wednesday 19 June, 6 – 7:30pm, Richmond Town Hall. The event will include speakers and performers. Light refreshments will be provided.

Voiceless Journeys is a free exhibition which can be viewed Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm.

The exhibition opens on 24 April and continues until 28 June 2019.

For more information please visit voicelessjourneys.org 

2019 Yarra City Council Exhibition Program

Location & Contacts

General Enquiries

Richmond Town Hall

Date and time:
Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Friday 28 June 2019


Address:
333 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121