Access, as part of the SSI Group is a proud partner of Refugee Week 2021, Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugee communities and celebrate the positive contributions people from refugee backgrounds make to Australian society. Join us for a variety of activities  throughout the week, including short film screenings, art exhibitions and more! 

Our flagship event, Homelands, raises awareness and understanding of refugee experiences through cinematic exhibition and Q&A. Homelands brings artists and communities together in creative and meaningful ways to promote social cohesion and unity.

Homelands will feature ‘Beyond Refuge: Dialogues’ - an exhibition of film and photography works created by six local artists from refugee backgrounds. Beyond Refuge was produced by arts organisation CuriousWorks in collaboration with SSI and other migrant and refugee support organisations.  

This special screening will take place Tuesday, June 22 at The Access Gateway from 5pm, featuring a Q&A with award-winning filmmakers Ali Al Azeez and Daisy Montalvo. Space is limited for this event, so to secure your seat, click here.

LUATÈ, a South Sudanese/Australian artist, will also headline a free live music act at Monkey Brewing Co. on Saturday, June 26 from 2pm. LUATÈ is an emerging alt-pop singer/songwriter based in Brisbane. A modern-day Tracey Chapman, she creates highly emotive works, penning lyrics laden with viscous imagery.

Support acts include Treyoung and Bashir Benjib.

See the full list of the 2021 Refugee Week events here.