Refugeez! exhibition set to open at Hurstville Museum and Gallery

01/06/2016

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner, is inviting members of the community to come along to Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s upcoming art exhibition, Refugeez! which opens on Saturday 4 June, 2016.

Mr Rayner said the exhibition celebrates Refugee Week, running from 19–25 June 2016. This is a national event that highlights the contribution refugees have made to Australia and encourages support between communities.

"Refugeez! will showcase the artistic talents of people who live, work or study in the St George area, particularly people with a refugee experience," he said.

"This unique exhibition explores the notion of a ‘refugee’ through the perspective of the artist, and reflects upon the perceptions and lived experiences of refugees."

Mr Rayner said Refugeez! showcases a diverse number of art forms including photography, mixed media, abstract, contemporary and naturalistic painting.

"Visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite artwork, and a Popular Choice Award will be announced at Council’s Refugee Week event on Thursday 16 June 2016," he said.

The exhibition is presented by Georges River Council in partnership with Advance Diversity Services and Refugee Support Group Southern Sydney.

Refugeez! Exhibition Details
Exhibition opening: 2.00pm Saturday 4 June. All welcome. RSVP by phoning Council on 9330 6444
Dates: Saturday 4 June to Sunday 26 June 2016
Opening hours: 10.00am-4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2.00pm-5.00pm Sunday
Where: Dragon’s Lair Gallery, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street Hurstville.

Entry is free. All welcome.

For more information, please contact Hurstville Museum and Gallery on 9330 6444 or

museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au