This photographic exhibition, a DCU University of Sanctuary Mellie storytelling initiative, is the outcome of an artistic collaboration between refugees and asylum seekers living in Direct Provision, volunteer DCU staff and students, Fighting Words, and artist Vukašin Nedeljković, author of Asylum Archive.
The process focussed on unlocking the participants creative voices and instilling confidence in communicating through visual means. Two overarching themes, 'The Self' and 'The Land' created the catalyst for stories to emerge. The result is an engaging series of colour photographs, accompanied by documentary narratives and academic research.
This event features a discussion with key members of the creative team including Dr Veronica Crosbie (Director), Julie Daniel (Manager), Vukašin Nedeljković (Asylum Archive Artist), Diego Albuck (Fighting Words), Emily Shultis (DCU Mellie volunteer), Cecilia Hlongwani (Mellie participant).