OFFICIAL WELCOME

Today  Attaché Case  was officially welcomed to its new home at Museum Victoria in Melbourne.  Attaché Case  is an exhibition of 41 miniature artworks inside a ‘low cost diplomatic bag’ that has been in the making since 2015. Asylum seekers and refugees in Melbourne were invited create artworks that addressed their refugee experience. The artists, some of whom were living in detention centres, come from countries including Afghanistan, Columbia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Poland, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In their artworks they explored diverse issues about detainment, political policies, optimism and waiting. Many artists wrote messages on the reverse of their artwork. The project [poignantly] captures the personal experience of refugees and gives voice to those who are seldom heard or seen.  Photo: Dr Moya McFadzean, Senior Curator Migration & Cultural Diversity, unlocking Peter Burke’s handcuffs at Museum Victoria.

Today Attaché Case was officially welcomed to its new home at Museum Victoria in Melbourne. Attaché Case is an exhibition of 41 miniature artworks inside a ‘low cost diplomatic bag’ that has been in the making since 2015. Asylum seekers and refugees in Melbourne were invited create artworks that addressed their refugee experience. The artists, some of whom were living in detention centres, come from countries including Afghanistan, Columbia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Poland, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In their artworks they explored diverse issues about detainment, political policies, optimism and waiting. Many artists wrote messages on the reverse of their artwork. The project [poignantly] captures the personal experience of refugees and gives voice to those who are seldom heard or seen.

Photo: Dr Moya McFadzean, Senior Curator Migration & Cultural Diversity, unlocking Peter Burke’s handcuffs at Museum Victoria.

Attaché Case.  Artists include: Mitra Ashanti, Neda Daryabar, Alyana Eau, BHR, Sririhan Ganeshan, Dagmara Gieysztor, Tadros Hanna, Zohreh Izadikia, Mehdi Jaghuri, Carmenza Jimenez Osorio, Azizeh Khademi, Samaneh Malekshahi, Gyorgyi Marek, Margaret Mayhew, Noony, Minh Phan, Anthony Rodriguez, Eghbal Saki, Rayka,.Maryam Sepasi, Honey & Azizeh.

Attaché Case. Artists include: Mitra Ashanti, Neda Daryabar, Alyana Eau, BHR, Sririhan Ganeshan, Dagmara Gieysztor, Tadros Hanna, Zohreh Izadikia, Mehdi Jaghuri, Carmenza Jimenez Osorio, Azizeh Khademi, Samaneh Malekshahi, Gyorgyi Marek, Margaret Mayhew, Noony, Minh Phan, Anthony Rodriguez, Eghbal Saki, Rayka,.Maryam Sepasi, Honey & Azizeh.