The Journey of Violets
‘The Journey of Violets’ is a Group Exhibition in support of The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).
Using the medium of print, 13 Artists respond to a contemporary Iranian poem by Mohammad Reza Shafiei Kadkani.
Exhibition Dates: June 20th – July 4th 2019
Judy Horacek, Jim Pavlidis, Elizabeth Barnett, Tony Ameneiro, Damon Kowarsky, Angela Coombs Matthews, Hyun Ju Kim, Kevin Foley, Kasia Fabijanska, Chris Ingham, Rachel Derum, Rachel Moodie, Sai Wai Foo.
Opening Night Guest speaker: John Gulzari will speak about his personal journey as an Afghani refugee, who at the age of 17, escaped the Taliban and started a new life in Australia.
Musical performance by Mastane Nazarian from 6pm
Opening Night: Thursday 20th June 6 – 8pm | Guest speaker: 7 pm
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Image: Rachel Moodie, ‘In winter’s last days, the migration of violets is beautiful.’ Digital collage. Limited edition (of 15) giclee print. Image size 41 x 32 cm
‘The Journey of Violets’
In winter’s last days, the migration of violets are beautiful.
On grey midday’s of Winter,
When violets are moved in small wooden boxes
– their mobile homes –
With their roots, leaves, grafts and soil,
Saved from cold shadows and wrapped in Spring’s satin scent;
A thousand laments spring from my chest and flow down my cheeks:
I wish humans could take their home too
– roots, leaves, grafts and soil –
Where ever they move,
Away from cold winds,
And into bright sunlight.
Mohammad Reza Shafiei Kadkani.