17-19 June | Through Jungle Eyes: Refugee photography and volunteer artwork from Calais

When: 5:30pm 17th June- 5pm 19th June

Where: The Stables, corner Wreckyn and Courtney Streets, North Melbourne

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/562982490530104/

Refugee Radio is extremely proud to be hosting this exhibition of photographic art from ‘Jungleye’, a group of refugee photographers inside the Calais camp known as The Jungle. These incredible images from Jungleye will be exhibited alongside beautiful paintings and photographs from Adelaide-based refugee rights activist and artist Ali Reid, who volunteered in Calais towards the end of last year. Jungleye images can be seen via their Facebook page here: facebook.com/Jungleye-1685383875041393 Our first interview with Ali can be heard here:3cr.org.au/refugeeradioshow/episode-201602211000/refugee-radio-amanda-interviews-ali-reid-her-time-volunteering

We are fundraising to help cover the costs of this important exhibition, the only exhibition to show the work of refugees inside the Calais camp not only in Australia but anywhere outside Europe. It frames a very unique perspective, that of people who are experiencing forced dispersal themselves. These artworks are a direct counter-narrative to most of the images shown of Calais, which are almost always taken by an outsider looking in, and often by conservative commentators with an anti-refugee agenda.

Our opening night features an introduction to the exhibition and a Q&A session with both Baraa Halabieh, Jungleye photographer (via Skype), and Ali Reid, Calais volunteer and artist. There will also be a guided tour of selected artworks at 11am and 2pm Sat and Sun with artist Ali Reid.

Doors open 5:30pm Fri 17th June
Sat and Sun, 10am – 4pm

Please donate to: https://ozcrowd.com/campaign/2471

Direct deposits can be made to:
Calais Exhibition
BSB: 923-100
Account Number: 30729174

For more information, please contact Amanda on 0423 013 245