Free Palestine: A Convergence of Voices

Mahmoud Salameh, Syria @salameh_art. ‘Art provides a window, poetry too’, Mahmoud Salameh, artist and animator, Naarm 2023 FREE PALESTINE: A CONVERGENCE OF VOICES This project/action has been developed on unceded sovereign Wurundjeri Country. We acknowledge  Elders, Traditional Custodians and peoples of  Wurundjeri lands, sky, waters and languages, and your continuing practices of resistance. We acknowledge First Nations sovereignty throughout this…Continue Reading

“The Fox” by Mohammad Ali Maleki

Mohammad started writing poetry when he was detained on Manus Island as a way to help his mental health and to survive the harsh conditions. He says “Manus was a very bad place to torture us inside the camps.  I decided to put the words of my heart on paper.  When I wrote on paper…Continue Reading

JULY 2019: Ellie Shakiba’s first exhibition in Washington

19 JULY 2019 c. Ellie Shakiba Ellie Shakiba’s first exhibition in Washington July 19 by Ellie Shakiba is an exhibition of photos and videos documenting Australia’s inhumane offshore detention center on the remote island nation of Nauru. Shakiba created the images while imprisoned for nearly six years in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre where she…Continue Reading

Almost beyond words … Remain

ALMOST BEYOND WORDS Art work by j.luan Dancing Brush Visit the above site to support this expressive artist. FROM Farhad Bandesh and Jenell Quinsee The Big Exhale is about the need to be free, free from cages, free from fences. It is about the need to breathe in and exhale deeply, with the relief…Continue Reading

The Big Exhale: Farhad Bandesh

  You are all invited to the premiere of the music video: THE BIG EXHALE by Farhad Bandesh and an exhibition of his art work Friday 26 April 2019 @ 6pm Blak Dot Gallery – 33 Saxon St, Brunswick ONE NIGHT ONLY Farhad is a talented Kurdish visual artist, musician and instrument maker who has…Continue Reading

5 long years 19 July 2018

19th July 2018  5 long years      Kindness, it’s our duty to keep the remarkable work every kind human has left behind. This is a reminder for all of us to continue watering the garden they have planted long time ago while they had nothing but love and passion for what they believed in….Continue Reading


JULY = NAIDOC image taken from booktopia   Already we are in July.  It is NAIDOC week.  A week celebrating First Nations people of Australia.  It is a time to remind those of us who are not of these First Nations people to always remember the land called Australia is, was and always will be…Continue Reading

Exhibitions, book launches and mourning

photos, remembering, mourning, art work, exhibitions, book launches, poetry: Sunrise / Sunset (Manus Island June 2018) photographer Samad Abdul                               Until when we will say RIP and forget it. Until when we’ll condemn and forget it. Until when we’ll express ourselves…Continue Reading

Give me some sunshine, give me some rain

Welcome to the Writing Through Fences blog for May.   May has been a a very hard time for so many of us at Writing Through Fences.  However, many have kept creating and there has been some happy news.   Congratulations on your marriage Boush     “Life” You are so beautiful, amazing You are…Continue Reading