Welcome Visitor:

Exhibition Opening Night: Villawood: Survival+Resistance

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 9, 2011 -
3:30am to 8:00am

Despite the negative portrayal of asylum seekers in our media, the Villawood Detention Centre is filled with amazing stories of survival, resistance and hope. Every day, refugees inside Villawood find ways to resist the dehumanizing restraints of our detention system.

Villawood: Survival+Resistance will present artworks, film, talks, hip hop, music, poetry, performance art about the Villawood Detention Centre and what it means for Western Sydney.

Events include:
The Refugee Art Project presents an art exhibition by detainees inside detention.

'Villawood Mums': A short film screening followed by Q&A with the film makers.

Refugee Action Coalition spokesperson Ian Rintoul will discuss the current problems of Immigration Detention.

Performances by poets and hip hop artists from the Auburn Community Development Poets Group, including Rima aka Soul Beats, Bhagavadas Sriskanthadas & Nashaa Hamody Abdul-Hassan.

Thursday 8th of September, 5.30pm - 10pm. (The art exhibition continues until 29 September, 10am-4pm, Monday – Friday)

ICE: Information and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta.

$10 Waged, $5 Unwaged, no one turned away due to lack of funds. (The art exhibition is free)

Event night food and drinks served by donation from 5.30pm.

A collaboration between The Refugee Art Project, the Cross Border Collective, The Refugee Action Coalition and the Justice and Arts Network. Supported by ICE & Matta Media.

See also therefugeeartproject.com