Refugee Week 2012 is an Australian-wide celebration of the importance of refugee’s contributions to Australia in creating a culturally rich and diverse society.
“Be treated fairly no matter who you are, where you are from, what language you speak, what you believe or where you live.”
Article 2; United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child.
Propel Youth Arts WA is excited to partner with the Department for Communities- Office for Youth and the Office for Multicultural Interests to produce the Restoring Hope Art Exhibition.
Artists featured include students from Aranmore Catholic College, North Lake Senior Campus and the Australian Islamic College. The young people engaged in this artwork through the facilitation of the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, YMCA Drug Aware Open Arts Program and the Red Cross World Aware Program.
The exhibition provides an opportunity for young people with refugee backgrounds to use visual pieces to share their life experiences with the Western Australian community.
These moving paintings, photographs and visual art pieces capture young refugees’ ideas & experiences, allowing them to express themselves where words fail.
All of the art on display has been produced by young people from refugee or migrant backgrounds as they ponder the theme restoring hope. This is an unique exhibition not to be missed.
Restoring Hope Art Exhibition
- WHO: Everyone!
- WHEN: 18 – 22 June 2012
- WHERE: Lobby, 140 William Street Perth
- TIME: 9am – 5pm
- COST: Entry free
For more information about Refugee Week 2012, visit their website
The Restoring Hope Art Exhibition is an initiative of Refugee Week 2012 and is proudly supported by Department for Communities- Youth, Propel Youth Arts WA, Local Government- Office of Multicultural Interests, Save the Children, 140 William & Healthway to promote the Drug Aware message
- Download the Restoring Hope Exhibition Poster
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