They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories From Detention is an exhibition made up of dozens of short video and audio stories, based on the book of the same name. Two-dozen people tell about their journey, their experiences in immigration detention and their life after release—or, for those who remain in offshore detention, their hopes for the future, despite their ongoing incarceration. The exhibition won a prestigious 2018 Museums and Galleries National Award (MAGNA) for best Temporary or Travelling Exhibition.
Stories From Detention is now touring! If you know of a public space or institution that may be interested in hosting the exhibition, please contact us.
The exhibition was directed by a committee of our narrators and other people with lived experience of immigration detention. The exhibition was awarded the Contribution to Multiculturalism by a Community Organisation award at the 2017 Melbourne Awards.