Calling All Creatives For Refugee Week Exhibition

Senior Refugee

As we approach Refugee Week (16 – 22 June), the City of Ryde would like to extend an invitation for you to contribute your unique perspectives and artistic expressions through a one-night art exhibition being held on Wednesday 19 June at Lachlan’s Line Auditorium, Jarvis Circuit, North Ryde.

This expression of interest is aimed at individuals who have a personal or familial experience with seeking refuge or asylum, offering a platform to share your journey and art with a wider audience within the theme “Finding Freedom Through Family”.

Categories

Artists and Creators

We are actively seeking individuals who can communicate their personal or familial experiences of seeking refuge or asylum into art, music, or performance pieces. We invite you to submit your creations that echo the themes of freedom, family, and the nuances of the refugee or asylum-seeking journey. In addition to pieces that reflect past experiences, we are also eager to showcase current works that explore these themes, offering a platform for both historical and present artistic expressions.

Storytellers

Artists willing to narrate the power of art in their lives, the story of their expression and the experience linked to “Finding Freedom Through Family”.

Mediums accepted

Visual Art

Paintings, drawings, sculptures, or any form of visual media that captures your narrative.

Music and Songs

Original compositions, musical performances, or any piece that reflects the theme.

Performances

Dance, drama, spoken word, or any performance art that tells your story or explores the theme.

How to submit your expression of interest

Send a description of your work, along with any images, recordings, or media that represent your art. Please include a brief bio and any relevant background information related to your refugee or asylum-seeking experience.

If you are also open to discussing your art and experiences, please indicate this in your submission. We welcome artists who are interested in engaging with the audience about their journey and creative process.

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2024

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