June 30 – July 30
Where: St Heliers Street Gallery
Opening night: 6pm on Friday, June 30

The exhibition is inspired by the ambiguous state of dreaming and awakening. Art is variously described as a dreaming state or as a way of waking up from the sleeping condition of everyday life.

Works will explore the conditions of awakening in our daily lives, an exploration of the tensions and interplay between asylum seekers and the wider Australian community, including the lack of clarity between languages and expressions, where various genres align to disrupt cultural identities.

Art awakens when it breaks through barriers, uniting artists and audiences and challenging the assumptions and prejudices that keep us in a sleeping state.

Exhibition Events:

Sat 8/07, 12-3pm – Meet the Artists: 
Some of our artists will get together to drink coffee at Cam’s Kiosk and reflect. Come say hi!
Sun 16/07, 2-5pm – Stories of Awakening: 
A spoken word performance and story-telling event.
Sat 29/07, 12-3pm – Life Drawing Workshop:
MAFA’s first workshop in detention was a life drawing session. Here we go back to the beginning…