The Migration Museum and Justice for Refugees SA warmly invites you to our Refugee Week event, ‘Journeys: Your story, My Story, Our Story’. Come prepared with a story about your journey to Australia that you could share and celebrate, fitting with this year’s theme for Refugee Week, ‘A World of Stories’.
You may have arrived to Australia in the last month, last 10 years, or you may want to share the story of your ancestors. As well as bringing something to represent your journey – a poem, song, ornament or otherwise – we ask if there has been anyone in your community who has been a part of your journey you can invite to share your story together.
You will then both have the opportunity to contribute to a piece of artwork, led by a talented local Aboriginal artist, Audrey Brumby. This is a unique way to reflect on your own journey and connect with the journeys of others in a creative and meaningful way.
If you do not wish to share your story, you are still more than welcome to join us and be part of the activities. Please RSVP to Madelena at MBendo@History.sa.gov.au, with your name and the number of places you would like to reserve, and if you’re joining us to share your story or listen to others.
RSVP essential, contact MBendo@History.sa.gov.au
Afternoon tea provided
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.
About the Artist:
Audrey is part of the Brumby family, who are from the Pitjantjatjara people and lands and speak the Anangu language. Growing up in Ernabella, Audrey began to paint at just 14 years old. She has been part of the Ernabella Arts Collective, and is now one of Adelaide’s most cherished artists, showcasing her work at Tandanya Art Gallery, was the founding artist and muse for Indigenu Art Gallery, and has a major work installed at the AEU building, Eastwood. Audrey expresses her art in the form of paintings. and also works with red gum, wood, batik and other native Australian materials. Her work reflects dreaming, country plant life, travel through APY Lands and bush tucker.