Human Rights Arts & Film Festival


7 May31 May 2015

Curated by Anna Louise Richardson, ‘I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE’ explores the experience of migration and the ‘outsider’ in Australia. Presented as part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, join us for this powerful exhibition in the special pop-up location of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Bringing together the work of Olga Cironis, Eva Fernández and Marziya Mohammedali this exhibition provides a visual exploration of three women’s experiences in making and  exploring a new home. Engaging artists whose works examine themes of identity and dislocation, ‘I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE’ examines the Australian cultural landscape and its attitudes to welcoming or accepting difference. Embedded within the broader Australian narrative of xenophobia and privilege, this exhibition employs photography to consider alternative perceptions of home as a means of reassessing the politicised nature of ethnicity in Australia.

Presented in association with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival. The festival is offering free guided visual arts walking tours on Saturday 16 May to explore its arts program, including the artwork in ‘I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE’.

This exhibition is supported by NAVA. The Australian Artists’ Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.

Opening: Thursday 7 May, 6–8pm

Location: St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Flinders and Swanston Street, Melbourne

Hours: Sun–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 9am–4pm (the exhibition is not accessible during cathedral services)

Please note our regular location will be closed in May for construction work in the laneway.