Forty inspiring artworks have been shortlisted for the AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria 2013 Heartlands Refugee Art Prize, including works by thirty-two refugee artists from Victoria.
The shortlisted artwork will be on display at fortyfivedownstairs in the lead up to Refugee Week, as well as at Walker Street Gallery in Dandenong from 4-27 July 2013 as part of the Emerge Festival and The Homestead at Werribee Park from 1-14 September 2013.
The exhibition will showcase shortlisted entries from the Heartlands Refugee Art Prize 2013, including paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media works from talented refugee artists who have arrived in Australia since 1970. This year artists have shared their interpretation of what they would like to see in the world and reflected the art prize theme ‘I wish to see…’
Joint first prize: Sutueal Bekele Althe
& Minh Phan
Third prize: Idil Abdullahi
Newly Arrived: Hayatullah Nader
Parks Vic Artist in Residency: Neda Daryabar
Highly Commended: Mohammad Ali Qazim & Abdullahi Ibrahim
Images: New Arrivals by Dorota Connellan; Heartlands Refugee Art Prize logo; The Persecuted People by Safar Ali.