They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

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They cannot take the sky They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention is an exhibition of personal stories from people who have sought asylum in Australia and have been detained by the Australian government under its mandatory detention policy.

Monday 17 February 2020 10:00 am until Saturday 28 March 2020 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Art Institute
5444 7272;
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La Trobe Art Institute
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Through personal perspectives, explore one of the most complex issues of our time.  The people you will meet in the exhibition are diverse and individual, their experiences are unique and often surprising.

You will hear about the reasons people flee their homes, their perilous journeys in search of safety, the banality of daily life in detention, and the afterlives - both lived and hoped for - of people resettling in Australia.

Stories from Detention was originally developed by Behind the Wire and a volunteer reference committee of individuals with lived experience of seeking asylum, in collaboration with Melbourne’s Immigration Museum. The regional tour of Stories from Detention is being co-presented by Behind the Wire and Road to Refuge.

Behind the Wire is an award-winning oral history project documenting stories from detention. Road to Refuge is a not-for-profit organisation that has been providing platforms for refugee voices in their words and on their terms since 2012. They aim to change the conversation on seeking refuge and asylum in Australia, by centering the art and stories of people with lived experience, and sharing them with broad audiences.


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