Over 30 artists, of different disciplines, have joined the Creative Conversation and are creating new works to reflect on current issues facing asylum seekers in Australia. These works will culminate in an exhibition opening and performance evening, with an invitation to explore the issues from different perspectives. Joining the voices of the artists, will be a panel of speakers, bringing to the conversation experience in working with asylum seekers on the ground, as well as on their behalf in policy and activism.
Visual Artists included: Mike Barnard, Kieth Chidzey, Gareth Cowley, Rozee Cutrone, Rose Downie, Amanda Joy Hallihan, Jessica Hodgkinson, Anke Klevjer, Aaron Moore, Rachael Sawyer, Mary van den Berk, Digby Webster, Sarah Woodward
Performing Artists included:
Tamara Caroline Argall, Stephen Davis, Kirsty Elwell, Zoe Hale & Cherie Lee, Daniel Hopkins, Colleen O'Connell, Tanya Riches & Tim Sheerman, Madison Roland-Evans, Philip Wilcox, Troy Wong, Helen Wright
Speakers included: Matt Anslow (Love Makes a Way), Penny Elsley (The Welcome Dinner Project), Greg Lake (former Director of Offshore Processing, Immigration Department), Stefania Ruidiaz El-Khoury (Asylum Seekers Centre)