Art | Exhibition
An exhibition of personal stories from people who have sought asylum in Australia and have been detained by the Australian Government under its mandatory detention policy. They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention was developed by Behind the Wire and a volunteer reference committee of individuals with lived experience of seeking asylum, in collaboration with the Immigration Museum.
Hear about the reasons people flee their homes, their perilous journeys in search of safety, the banality of daily life in detention, and the afterlives – both lived and hoped for – of people resettling in Australia.
Behind the Wire is an award-winning oral history project documenting stories from detention. Their book, They Cannot Take the Sky, was launched this year, along with a podcast, The Messenger.