Moving to a new country can be challenging; you may need to learn a new language, understand a different culture, learn how to drive, how to find a job, and understand countless other things as you settle in. For a refugee the experience can be even more challenging.
The Re-Making Place Art Exhibition: artworks telling stories of achievement explores the experience of how it feels to be a migrant or refugee settling in a new country.
Traversing the memories of childhood migration, the challenges of settling in a new country, the joys of learning new skills, shared experiences, and the importance of community connections, are highlighted in a pop-up art exhibition called Re-making Place, which is on show now until this Sunday, 18 October at Ignite Studios, Ballina.
Hosted by Ballina Region for Refugees and supported by Southern Cross University, the exhibition captures settlement experiences of participants in the BR4R Homestay program and Anglicare North Coast’s 3Es to Freedom Program (Education, Employment and Empowerment). The exhibition includes photographs, textiles, films and written text.
Ignite Studios is next door to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (around the corner at 60 Crane Street and next to The Gallery Café).
The exhibition is open 10am–4pm on weekdays and 9.30am-2.30pm on weekends.