Through Jungle Eyes: Refugee Photography & Volunteer Artwork from Calais
Photography and Art Exhibition
Proudly hosted by Refugee Radio, 'Jungleye' will feature the photographic art from a group of refugee photographers inside the Calais camp known as the The Jungle. On at the Meat Market: The Stables, these images will be exhibited alongside beautiful paintings and photographs from Adelaide-based refugee rights activist and Ali Reid, who volunteered in Calais towards the end of last year. Jungleye images can be seen by clicking here.
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Refugee Radio is fundraising to cover costs of the exhibition; the only one if its kind not only in Australia but anywhere outside Europe. The exhibition and artworks frame a unique perspective of persons experiencing forced dispersal themselves. These works are a direct counter-narrative to most of the images shown in Calais, which are almost always taken by an outsider looking in and often by conservative commentators with an anti-refugee agenda.
The opening night features an introduction to the exhibition and a Q&A session with Baraa Halabieh (Jungleye photographer via Skype) and Ali Reid, Calais volunteer and artist. There will be a guided tour of selected works at 11am and 2pm Sat and Sun by Ali Reid.
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Doors open 5:30pm Fri 17th June
Sat and Sun, 10am - 4pm