Shepparton Library - They Cannot Take The Sky

  • When: 2 Feb – 27 Mar 2021
  • Where: Shepparton Library 41 Marungi St.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Shepparton Library 1300 374 765

A travelling exhibition from Beyond the Wire

A new exhibition,  They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention,  tells the stories of people who have sought and are seeking asylum and refuge in Australia.

The free exhibition, telling the story of people who have sought, or are seeking, asylum and refuge in Australia, runs from Tuesday February 2nd until Saturday 27th March. 

The exhibition  features twenty-two narrators representing a range of nationalities and ethnicities including those from Iran, Iraqi, Syria, and others who are Rohingya (Myanmar), Zaghawa (Sudan), Hazara (Afghanistan) and Tamil. The narrators reveal not only their extraordinary journeys and challenges but also their meditations on love, death and hope. Their testimonies are at times confronting, deeply moving and surprising.

The exhibition won a prestigious 2018 Museums and Galleries National Award (MAGNA) for best Temporary or Travelling Exhibition. The exhibition was developed with Melbourne’s Immigration Museum, where it was first shown in 2017.