Manus Moon Exhibition

Hume locals will have a unique opportunity to witness artworks and music created by an artist detained in an offshore detention camp on Manus Island. The Manus Moon exhibition, drawn and painted by artist, musician, singer and poet Farhad Bandesh, is open at the Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows until August 29.

Since 2014, Bandesh has been painting and drawing using materials brought from outside the camp. A small group of volunteers from Melbourne have brought a selection of his original and moving works for display in Australian galleries.

Bandesh's work is multidisciplinary and includes painting, work with stones and gems, drawing, and graphic art. The exhibition ranges from challenging pieces inspired by the Kurdish struggle for independence and cultural rights, to intimate portraits, songs, and bright meditative landscapes.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said Hume City Council was proud to host Bandesh’s works. “This is one of many free exhibitions hosted in Council facilities that can’t be missed,” Cr Jessop said.

“As a Welcoming City, Council is proud to offer this opportunity to consider the extraordinary hope, creativity, and strength of people seeking asylum.

“The exhibition forms part of Council’s broader efforts to help asylum seekers and people of refugee backgrounds settling in the municipality, to feel welcome, supported, and that they belong.”

Manus Moon Exhibition – Farhad Bandesh

Location: Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows (foyer), 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

Cost: Free

The Manus Moon Exhibition is open until Tuesday 29 August 2017.

Posted on 5:00 PM, 8 August 2017

Updated : 5:01 PM, 8 August 2017

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