Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours
This new exhibition opening 10 May 2011, at the
Immigration Museum in Melbourne challenges visitors to examine their own
assumptions and confront everyday prejudices by taking a fresh look at cultural
diversity. It is intended that this
display will be a permanent exhibition.
Unlike any other exhibition in an Australia museum,
‘Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours’ provides fresh and challenging insights into
personal identity: who we are, how we perceive each other and what it means to
belong—or not belong—in Australia today.
How we see ourselves, and the ways in which we feel
connected to one another are critical to creating a cohesive society. Focusing
on ethnicity, ancestry, language, spirituality and citizenship, Identity looks
- how we view the people around us
- what those all-important first impressions actually
- and how we find a sense of our own selves through
recognising difference, or finding a place to belong.
Through objects, interactive multimedia displays and
personal stories from Australians of widely diverse backgrounds, the exhibition
explores the diverse identities that make up Australia today.
Exhibition highlights include a confronting video
installation piece by world-renowned new media artist Lynette Wallworth and an
interactive installation that recreates an everyday setting with an act of
prejudice, which visitors can experience through the eyes of the victim, the
perpetrator and bystanders.
VENUE: IMMIGRATION MUSEUM
400 Flinders Street,
ADMISSION $8. Children and Concession
Holders Free Entry