They cannot take the sky

A new exhibition at the Rachinger Gallery in Geelong aims to bring to light the stories of refugees who have spent time in Australian on- and off-shore immigration detention centres. Through photo portraits and video installations we get a rare insight into the lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees. The exhibition is on until January 31st at Rachinger Gallery, Eastern Hub, Geelong. More details at

The exhibition is brought to Geelong by Behind the Wire ( in partnership with Road to Refuge (

Credits for the radio documentary:

Exhibition Curator: Sue Hartigan – Artist: Sarah Walker – Guest speaker: Mukhles Habash – Poem: Mehmet Al Assad – Opening music: ‘Tangi’ by Jo Trevathan, Kylie Whyte & Glen Kniebeiss – Song ‘Refuge’ by Rebecca Spalding (vocals) with Billy Mathieson (piano), Kylie Whyte (double bass), Brannon Haycroft (resonator guitar) & Tom Doublier (drums)

Portrait by Sarah Walker


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