A 2006 Refugee Week Celebration
also for children
KULCHA & Project SafeCom would like to invite you to a special event being held in conjunction with Refugee Week.
KULCHA is joining the national Refugee Week celebrations by hosting a visual arts exhibition Out of Sight, Out of Mind, by Adam Janali Ozala.
Ozala is a Hazara refugee from Afghanistan. For three and a half years he waited in detention centres for his claim for asylum to be approved. Unable to communicate to the outside world, he began painting and drawing political cartoons and caricatures to express his suffering. A collection of these works will be exhibited at the KULCHA venue in Fremantle.
1 May 2005: The Art of Adam Janali - I am a refugee and I have an temporary protection visa. I am not a citizen, but I do have my human rights. Australians don't look at me like I am a refugee, no, because I am human and I have rights. I can't vote because I am not Australian, but I have other rights as Australians do. I can study, I can do my paintings.
14 February 2004: The Field of Hearts project, the brainchild of Andrew Hall - Andrew Hall of Public Servants for Refugees in Canberra conceived it, and the momentum of this important project is building in preparation for World Refugee Day 2004, and the planned convergence on Canberra prior to the 2004 Federal Election. At Project SafeCom we're part of the action!
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND
from Monday 9 October 2006
Adam Janali 'Ozala'
Ozala is a Hazara refugee from Afghanistan. For three and half years Ozala waited in detention centres for his claim for asylum to be approved. Unable to communicate to the outside world, he began painting and drawing political cartoons and caricatures to express his suffering. To commemorate Refugee Week, Ozala will exhibit a collection of these artworks at KULCHA. Don't miss this powerful insight into one man's struggle for freedom.
KULCHA & Project SafeCom would like to invite you to view the work on exhibition during the opening night event on Thursday 26 October at 6.30pm, where you can also meet the artist.
Picture (right): Children in Detention by Adam Janali Ozala
This evening will be a celebration of the power of art in sharing stories in Australia. I hope you can join us for this special event please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 23 October.
Ozala's work will continue to be exhibited at the KULCHA venue throughout October and November.
Bring the kids!
KULCHA also joins Project SafeCom at the Fremantle Village Art Markets on Thursday 26 October in working with the community to paint hearts for the Field of Hearts campaign, a national project supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
KULCHA is the only arts organisation specialising in fostering, developing and promoting world cultures through multicultural arts in Western Australia
PO Box 1555
Phone: (61 8) 9336-4544
KULCHA World Music Venue / Administration
1st Floor 13 South Terrace