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5 May 2019 | 11.30am - 1.00pm

CuriousWorks invites you to the launch of Beyond Refuge: Dialogues, a collection of five short video works created by artists with refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds. Recently arrived and first gen artists collaborated to give voice and vision to ‘the epic films we have inside us’, and change the asylum seeker narrative by defining on their own terms what they would like to say and how they would like to say it.

Join us for an afternoon to celebrate, listen and dance.

SPEAKERS: Valerie Berry
PERFORMANCE: Sendas Salvadorenas


Ali Al Azeez – Calendar
Elham BehinAein – New Home, New Hopes
Samia Halabi with Mahdi Mohammadi and Barbara Schefer – Trinity
Daisy Montalvo – El Baile
Ali Mousawi– My name is Mohamed and Raghad We don’t exist here anymore

Beyond Refuge is a three year creative development program for artists who share an asylum seeker and refugee experience. Artists have built new skills and networks, developed their original ideas and produced unique video and photo-media work.

Beyond Refuge has been supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Settlement Services International - SSI, the peak NSW body for refugee settlement and migrant resources centres, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Liverpool City Council Australia, Fairfield City Council, City of Parramatta, Mt Druitt Learning Ground, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Head On Photo Festival and Create NSW.

Image credit: Calendar (Still), Ali Al Azeez. Photo by Ali Al Azeez. From the set of El Baile, Daisy Montalvo. Photo by Diego Murillo. From the set of My name is Mohamed and Raghad., with Raghad and Mohammed, Ali Mousawi. Photo by Diego Murillo. New Home, New Hopes (Still), Elham BehinAein. Photo by Elham BehinAein. Trinity (Still), Samia Halabi. Photo by Ali Al Azeez. Image courtesy of CuriousWorks.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration90 mins

AgesAll ages

CostFree admission

Phone02 8711 7123


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