Hearsay - Fringe 2004
Hearsay is a project that brings together two visual artists from Eyre Peninsula, Siv Grava and John Turpie, with refugees and asylum seekers of the Baxter Detention Centre (Port Augusta) over a period of six months to create a visual art installation which will be exhibited during Adelaide Fringe 2004 for the entire event (February 20 - March 14 2004).
As the title indicates - Hearsay (rumour and gossip) - hopes to dispel myths and misconceptions about refugee and asylum seekers. The Fringe aims to help give a voice to refugees and asylum seekers, so they may have a vital presence in the Adelaide Fringe and through their art and stories reach an extraordinary amount of people.
Our thanks to Graham F. Smith Peace Trust for helping to fund this important project.
During Adelaide Fringe 2004 visit the FringeHUB (Adelaide University) to view the artwork created by artists and detainees at Baxter Detention Centre and share your comments about the Hearsay project with the YOURSAY message board.
Check out the online forum at www.ccd.net about the Hearsay project. If you have are a CCD Arts worker who has worked with refugees and asylum seekers; share your ideas, views and experiences through the forum from late August 2003.
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- Online Forum
Siv, John and Rebecca Pearce (Project Coordinator) will keep a journal about their experiences and the workshop process. They will post some of these journal excerpts on ccd.net from late September. Watch this space!
- Also see:
- Current Forums