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Melbourne: Welcome Scroll
17 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The National Journey of the Welcome Scroll begins …
The National Journey of the Welcome Scroll will get off to an interesting start on 17 June 2017.
During a Refugee Week event in Melbourne. The Lord Mayor, Rober Doyle, will endorse the message of the Scroll at a ceremony where he will also launch The ‘Inflatable Refugee’, a work of art by Belgian artist collective Schellekens and Peleman.
The Welcome Scroll will be on display at the Immigration Museum until 20 June 2017.
The Scroll will then travel to Canberra to be at the Refugee Welcome Zones National Forum on 22 June.
From Canberra The Welcome Scroll will begin it’s National Journey .
During the course of the next year, it will travel through every State and Territory – from Hobart to Darwin, from Melbourne to Perth to Townsville.
The Scroll will crisscross the country, emphasizing the welcoming nature and goodwill of Australian communities.
The Inflatable Refugee
Belgian artist collective Schellekens and Peleman have chosen to create this inflatable figure from the same material as the boats used to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The material is too fragile to withstand the waves of the sea, making the passengers on these boats extremely vulnerable.
Read more about the “inflatable Refugee’ by Belgian visual artists collective Schellekens & Peleman here