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troublemag | January 23, 2020

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Manningham Art Gallery

Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families
Wednesday 13 November – Saturday 14 December

An exhibition produced collaboratively between eleven new immigrant families of the Birralee Primary School community and Manningham’s ‘social artists in residence’ team. Over ten weeks, the families worked together with professional artists to workshop and explore notions of how they relate to local and global places. Forming the basis of the exhibition is a ceramic based installation project exploring the idea of a global sense of home through their connection to food, sharing and creating a sense of belonging. Developed in partnership with RMIT University, supported by Manningham Council and funded by Creative Victoria’s Creative Suburbs program.

The Sky After Rain
Thursday 9 January to Sunday 1 February 2020

The stories of three queer Iranian diasporas, Payam, Shyla and Shaya are brought to life through a formalistic synthesis of recorded interviews, spoken word poetry, moving images, sound design and dance. The multi-disciplinary, three piece video installation explores overarching themes about identity, queerness, gender, family, forgiveness, resilience, hope, love and loss. Presented by Midsumma Festival and Manningham Art Gallery. The Sky After Rain was proudly supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Manningham Council’s Community Grant Program, and Access Health and Community.