One of my favourite spots in Melbourne is the fantastic Abbotsford Convent, and I am super excited to be joining the artists and creators there for a pop-up shop. Launching this Sunday (also the Convent’s Open Day) the shop will be run by artists, and sharing their work created at this amazing spot. Full details can be read here.
Here is a little drawing I did awhile back… Most asylum seekers in Australia are denied the right to work, and also medicare, housing or centrelink benefits. They often must rely on the goodwill of the local community – like the incredible ASCRC in Melbourne, a support centre based on volunteer support. I was imagining what it would be like to arrive in a new country, new city, with a bit of hope and fear, trying to survive. You can buy this as a print on my etsy shop.