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Rituals of Belonging

ArtAsylum Seekers and Refugees

Artists: Amona Hassab, Suzana Jacmenović, Minela Krupić, Alesh Macak, Linda Studena, Nela Trifković and Elmedin Žunić

Rituals Of Belonging showcases an immersive visual, sound and performance experience from Australian contemporary artists and refugee perspectives. This exhibition explores and unravels memories of culture abandoned and reformed, within an Australian context. Against the backdrop of current global refugee migrations, this exhibition looks at issues of dislocation, nostalgia and home. The artists encourage the audience to question whether Australian xenophobia is sustainable and what the necessary foundations for tolerance, hope and human values are.

Image credit: Minela Krupic “No Words” 2015 Monotype &Inkjet print




No Vacancy Project Space

Presented by Multicultural
Arts Victoria in partnership
with HRAFF.

Opening Night
Tuesday 10 May 6–9pm

Exhibition Dates
10 –15 May

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am–5pm
Sunday, 12–5pm

No Vacancy Project Space
Tenency 32, The Atrium,
Federation Dr
Federation Square


A Conversation Workshop

Friday 13 May 3–4pm
with Suzana Jacmenović

Nostalgic Songs from
the Rose Garden with
Dr Nela Trifković
Artist talk
Sunday 15 May

Singing Workshop
Sunday 15 May 5.15–6.30pm

Drawing on the archetypal
themes and symbols of the
Balkan, Mediterranean and
Ottoman folklore Nela Trifković sheds light on “Sevdah” the traditional song of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The talk is followed by an interactive workshop in Sevdah singing.


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