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Misha Myers

Dr. Misha Myers is a Senior Lecturer in Art & Performance, Course Director of Creative Arts and Research Fellow in Deakin Motion Lab at Deakin University.Through her research  she seeks to bring attention to and understanding of knowledges, contributions and experiences of isolated and marginalized groups including refugees and asylum seekers, women and rural communities,…

The Torch

Since 2011 The Torch has been providing art, cultural and arts industry support to Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria through its Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program. The program supports the development of self-esteem, confidence and resilience, through cultural strengthening and artistic expression. The Torch assists artists to reconnect with culture, earn income from art sales (with 100% of…

Bukjeh

Bukjeh is a bilingual installation filled with real and intimate stories by people who have been forced to leave their homes, created in response to children’s questions about refugees. The Arabic word ‘bukjeh’ means a pack of belongings carried by travellers and refugees. The project has been developed by recently arrived refugees, together with artists…

Tania Cañas

Tania Cañas is a Melbourne-based theatre maker, facilitator and researcher all within community driven settings. She is the Arts Director at RISE Refugee, Australia’s first Refugee and Asylum seeker organisation run and governed by the community. Tania’s passions include books, particularly those written by writers of colour about navigating social and political spaces. Two of…