7 - 17 June
Opening 7 June, 6-8pm
Moving Nations examines the movement of people literally – as well as questioning our current definitions of Nationhood, patriotism and what it means to belong. The exhibition explores the many histories and current dilemmas of migration, holding up a mirror to the environmental, social and cultural atrocities of mass displacement and the more insidious breed of racism that can linger just beneath the surface in all of us.
The featured artists work interrogates notions of otherness, xenophobia, discrimination and cultural identity in the hope of lighting the path for greater compassion towards others: beyond skin-colour, beyond borders and beyond walls.
Participating artists include: Abdul Abdullah, Olga Cironis, Eugenia Lim, Peter Drew, James Nguyen, Dean Cross, Justine Youssef and Penny Ryan.
Read the full curatorial essay here.
The exhibition is supported by Collab Gallery, the NSW Amnesty ARTillery activist group and Poor Tom's Gin.
Image: Abdul Abdullah the lies we tell ourselves to help us sleep 2015, 100cm x 100cm