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!
Craigieburn, Victoria – 31 May to 8 August 2018
Gee Lee Wik Doleen Gallery
Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064
Opening event: Tuesday 19 June, 6–7.30pm
Entry is free and the gallery is open to the public Monday to Thursday, 10am–8pm, Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday 10am–4pm and Sunday 1pm–4pm (closed public holidays).
Dandenong, Victoria – 18 October to 24 November 2018
Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre
Corner of Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong.
Entry is free and the gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Friday, 11am–5pm and Saturday, 11am–3pm during exhibitions and events (closed public holidays).
If you know of a public space or institution that may be interested in hosting the exhibition, please contact us.
The exhibition was developed with Melbourne’s Immigration Museum, where it showed from March to July 2017.
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.