Events & Workshops

Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Stories from Refugee Youth Werribee Screenings

Date: Wednesday 6 July – Sunday 28 August 2016

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Venue: Wyndham Art Gallery

Address: 177 Watton St, Werribee

Entry: Free

The Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Stories from Refugee Youth features young people from refugee backgrounds telling their stories about their unique settlement journeys through film.
These short films will feature in the Wyndham Art Gallery's RACE Exhibition which is an extended program of events that unpack, unmask and explore issues around race and what it means.

Through exhibitions, film, public discussions and performance, the RACE Exhibition aims to break down the barriers and stigma that can surround this topic, and lead the way towards a more understanding, unified, represented and dignified society. Renowned artists include Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Destiny Deacon, Gordon Hookey, Clotilde Jiminez, Dianne Jones, William Kentridge, David Sequeira, Wani Toaishara, Vicki West.

The Heartlands short film compile within this exhibition will feature ten young people on screen and behind the scenes talking about their lives and communities, while celebrating a sense of unity in their shared circumstance as refugees.

Coming from countries including Somalia, Burma, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Egypt and Pakistan, these young filmmakers highlight their passions, hopes, dreams and journeys in a series of narratively disparate but emotionally connected short films.

The compile is 23 minutes long and screens on loop. For opening hours, click here.

The RACE Exhibition opens on Wednesday 6 July 6.30pm - 8.30pm. All welcome to attend. No need to RSVP.