Creative Conversations; 'Art Talks' Exhibition at Qld State Library

'A Ship called Liberty'
After many months of conversations, planning, organising and dedication to getting paint onto canvas, the asylum seekers and refugee artist collective known as 'Creative Conversations' opened their exhibition on the ground floor of the Queensland State Library last Saturday.

The opening of the exhibition was well supported by many communities. As well it was given the added dimension of soulful sound through the generosity of the brothers and sisters that gather together to give asylum seekers a voice, 'The Scattered People Choir'.

Unable to attend the opening on Saturday, Jo and I met up with some friends at the exhibition yesterday to listen to what some of the artists had to say about the whole experience and to have the opportunity to talk face to face with them

Some of the work exhibited represents the artist's first experience at putting paint on painter. The artwork on display taps into a wide range of emotion for the viewer.  From the rawness of discovery waking up in the confinement of razor wire for the first time, to the hope and freedom of walking new steps in a new world. Every space of humanity is touched. Read the artist's personal stories that accompanies the art and the images close in on you.

The exhibition is open daily from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. It runs until Sunday 11th November. Admission is free so be sure to take a friend. Almost all the work on display is available to purchase.
Congratulations Cindy and artists from Creative Conversations for your contribution to life.


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