Detention Centres – The Graphic Reality

Presented as part of the Disrupted Festival of Ideas

Art provides an important means of self-expression for asylum seekers and refugees in detention. In art they are able to convey very personal themes that they may otherwise find difficult to put into words, which can be one step towards the reconciliation of past traumas. Detention Centres – The Graphic Reality showcases a selection of comics produced by refugees detained in the Villawood detention centre and by teenagers of refugee background who now attend Fairfield High School in Sydney.

When: 30 October - 3 November 
Where: Ground floor gallery
FREE, open during library opening hours.

For more information visit: Disrupted website

Bush Bash by Sally Morgan

Bush Bash!

When: 16 October - 1 December 2014 
Where: The Place, Mezzanine Floor 
FREE, Family Friendly Exhibition 

Explore original illustrations from Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina’s picture book, Bush Bash!'
Adults and children will delight in Ambelin Kawaymullina’s use of colour, pattern, and design. Read the story together as you view the illustrations hung at child height. Within each illustration are hidden Australian objects. Where is dingo going? The animals are in for a surprise when dingo’s final destination is revealed on the final illustration.

Ambelin Kwaymullina is an award winning Aboriginal writer and illustrator from the Palyku people of the Pilbara in the North West region of Western Australia. She is well known for her picture books 'Caterpillar and Butterfly',The Two Hearted Numbat' and 'How Frogmouth Found Her Home'.

Sally Morgan is one of Australia’s most celebrated Aboriginal authors. She is a Palyku person of the Pilbara who is widely known for her book 'My Place'. She has written a number of books for children including 'Sam’s Bush Journey' illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft as well as 'Me and My Dad'and 'Charlie Burr'.

The Bush Bash illustrations are part of the State Library of Western Australia’s Dr Peter Williams Collection of Illustrations.

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