18 MARCH - 23 APRIL 2017

A group exhibition considering the migratory condition and experience in new places.


18 MARCH - 23 APRIL 2017


For the full exhibition essay and catalogue click here.

It wasn’t far back in the world’s memory that people could move as freely as the capital they generated. Today that movement is curtailed by barriers, camps and detention centres built provisionally or makeshift in unvalued spaces, yet becoming more and more permanent. Fundamentally we share the common experience of arriving in a new space, city or land. Yet the details enveloping this arrival hinge enormously on age, religion, wealth, culture and education. 

The group exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR explores migration in a contemporary moment where the movement of stateless peoples worldwide proportionately rivals that of the post WWII era.  Artists explore perspectives of ‘arrival’, using domestic and international experience as a reference point and departure for enquiry. 

Featuring artists Abdul Abdullah, Susan Cohn, Hannah Furmage, Oliver Hartung, Seamus Heidenreich, Mehwish Iqbal, the Refugee Art Project, Ella Rubeli and Shireen Taweel. 

Curated by Ineke Dane. 

This project is supported through an Artist or Curator Residency grant. The Artist or Curator Residency program is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and is managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: The NSW Government through NSW Crown Lands and Arts NSW, Headjam, The Herald, City of Newcastle, University of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE. 

PROJECT PARTNERS: Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Museums & Galleries of NSW, Refugees & Partners, Northern Settlement Services, Newcastle Community Youth Development Project and CatholicCare.

IMAGE: Shireen Taweel tomorrow InshAllah 2016 (detail)