Safe Harbour at the Migration Museum

The weekend of 7 and 8 September will see the courtyard of the Migration Museum transformed as a colourful flotilla of a thousand boats set anchor. Safe Harbour is a large-scale community arts project which has been popping up at venues around Adelaide since it was launched in December 2018. The project aims to get people thinking and talking about the refugees and asylum seekers currently held in offshore detention โ€“ with the ultimate aim of seeing the detention centres closed and the detainees welcomed as part of the Australian community.

In the months since Safe Harbour was launched, a series of interactive community art installations in and around Adelaide have seen members of the public paint the small balsa wood boats that now form the flotilla. As people have painted, talked and listened, the ripples have spreadโ€ฆ