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    Hearts for Refugees

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.

Related:

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.

The Field of Hearts Project14 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

Refugee in detention by Adam Janali (Ozala)

from Monday 9 October 2006
Weekdays 10:00am - 4:00pm

Adam Janali 'Ozala'
Visual Arts Exhibition for Refugee Week

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.

FREE Entry

Artwork by Adam Janali (Ozala)

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 admin@kulcha.com.au by Monday 23 October.

Ozala's work will continue to be exhibited at the KULCHA venue throughout October and November.

Bring the kids!

The Field of Hearts ProjectKULCHA 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.

Sarah Wilkinson
Multicultural Arts Officer

KULCHA is the only arts organisation specialising in fostering, developing and promoting world cultures through multicultural arts in Western Australia

KULCHA Multicultural Arts of WA Inc.

www.kulcha.com.au

Administration Office:

PO Box 1555
Fremantle
Western Australia 6959

Phone: (61 8) 9336-4544
Fax: (61 8) 9336-4463
Mobile: 0400 910 043

KULCHA World Music Venue / Administration

1st Floor 13 South Terrace
Fremantle
Western Australia

2008-2012
2005-2012
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