RISE Arts Present ‘Vessels To A Story’ Exhibition + Series of presentations

Six artists and a museum curator will visually and critically respond to the language and stories on refugees and refugee policies, including the language that is often embedded in the books we find in libraries.

RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees) is run and controlled by refugees, ex-detainees and asylum seekers. Our Arts Programs seek to reclaim and challenge dominant narratives about refugees, while highlighting issues which our communities face.

Address : Library at The Dock Gallery 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Docklands VIC 3000

‘Vessels To A Story’ Exhibition Launch: Wednesday, 1 June, 6pm to 8pm. “This exhibition is not a celebration of ‘multiculturalism’, nor is it a celebration of Melbourne as a ‘melting pot? of cultures”.

RISE will hold a series of presentations over the month of June including,

Sat 11 June, 12.30pm ? 2pm : A Journey of Stories and Process : Mohamed Nur

In this talk, Mohamed will discuss his practice of combining material and industrial processes with traditional modes of storytelling. Through his work, Mohamed has explored design and traditional craft practice. His works have been a combination of hand made crafts and newer technologies, such as 3D printing and digital modeling, with a major focus in researching our changing history.

Tues 14 June, 1.00pm ? 2.00pm : Dominic Golding and R-Coo Tran

Vietnamese refugees: Differences within the Diaspora.
Join Dominic and R-Coo as they discuss and compare notes on being an adoptee and a second generation Vietnamese refugee.

Fri 24 June. 12.30pm – 2pm : VTR
Real Humans? Making political sculpture for the streets.
Join local Melbourne artist V-T-R (Van T Rudd) as he shares his methods and challenges of making his unique, human-like sculptures for the streets. From political theory and pencil sketches, to construction, he hopes to leave you inspired and hungry for challenging conservative forces in society.

Mon and Tues 27 and 28 June 12.30pm -2pm : Aseel Tayah
Creative Workshops with Aseel