Do you love an inspiring story? Don’t miss ‘They cannot take the Sky’, a multimedia installation that presents the stories of people with lived experience of seeking asylum. The stories are at times shocking, at times hilarious, extraordinary and devastating. ‘They cannot take the Sky’ is showing at the Eastern Hub’, Rachinger Gallery until January 31st. The gallery is open 9am – 5pm weekdays and there is no cost.
The men and women featured in this exhibition are diverse and individual, their experiences unique and often surprising. You can listen to voices that are so often absent from public discussion. You’ll hear about the reasons people flee their homes, their perilous journeys in search of safety, and the banality of daily life in detention.
You can listen to audio stories and view videos on a range of screens. Photographic portraits accompany the show. This is a profoundly moving exhibition that shines a light on the lives of people willing to share their own individual stories in spite of the risks of retribution both here and overseas.
Behind the Wire, an oral history project documenting stories from detention, developed the exhibition in collaboration with Victoria’s Immigration Museum. From Geelong the exhibition travels to Bendigo, Shepparton and on to Ballarat.
Don’t miss this moving, unique collaboration between Behind the Wire and Road to Refuge.