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Beyond the Boat

Asylum Seekers Project
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Dean Golja
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Location: 107 Projects 107 Redfern St Redfern NSW 2016 Australia
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Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 16/05/2013 8:00 am

“Beyond the boat” is a journey beyond asylum.

 The collection of images represent the personal attributes of five refugees seeking asylum in Australia.

 Each person arrived on a boat, and after spending time in a detention centre, are now housed in the community whilst they await the outcome of their visa applications.

 The exhibition provides insight into why these people risk their lives, and the lives of their families to journey to Australia.

 Through the collection of images, we get to know who they are, and their hopes for acceptance in a new society. One that is free from persecution and offers safety.

 The course has been funded by donations provided to The Salvation Army who have been contracted by the Australian government to house and support asylum seekers who are deemed vulnerable.

 Dean Golja, Photographer & Teacher and Anna Atherton from The Salvation Army worked to create an enriching course in photography and storytelling.  The result is a unique collection of images taken through the eyes of the asylum seekers.  It demonstrates wonder and awe as almost all of the group have never left their country and speak little English.

 “Beyond the Boat” is a true journey from a group of people who have risked everything, leaving behind their lives and families to seek safety in a foreign land.

This event has concluded
Dates: -
Location: 107 Projects 107 Redfern St Redfern NSW 2016 Australia
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 16/05/2013 8:00 am

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