Migrations

Human movement, distances crossed, the search for shelter and belonging. Here are stories of departure and displacement in an unsettled age. And also stories of arrival, belonging and heartfelt welcome in new lands.

Australian art arrivals 1832–2007

To coincide with Refugee Week, we’re challenging you to complete McKenna’s crossword with some new clues – all related to artists who have immigrated to Australia and enriched cultural life here.

3 weeks ago
Australian art arrivals 1832–2007

I built a life: Sabina’s story

Sabina Krusevljanin knows the importance of welcomes. Twenty-five years ago, she fled war-torn Sarajevo seeking peace and a new life in Sydney.

3 weeks ago by Hannah McKissock-Davis
I built a life: Sabina’s story

Saba Vasefi
The portable home

The Art Gallery of NSW and Red Room Poetry invited six poets to respond creatively to the artworks in Shadow catchers, an exhibition of photographs and moving image from the Gallery’s collection.

3 weeks ago
Saba Vasefi The portable home  

Maissa Alameddine

This sublime sensory experience by performance artist Maissa Alameddine, set against a vibrant abstract painting by Lesley Dumbrell, features ‘Hal Asmar el Lon’, a traditional Arabic song about yearning for the beloved.

2 months ago
Maissa Alameddine

A light in dark times

As Jewish people celebrate the festival of Passover, we remember artist Judy Cassab’s personal story.

3 months ago by Steven Miller
A light in dark times