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Card - There is Nothing Here, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Jun 2002 Document Reg. No: HT 910

Summary:
Card advertising the performance 'There is Nothing Here' which was shown at the Footscray Community Arts Centre on the 21st and 22nd June 2002. The performance tells the story of a young asylum seeker who struggles to stay sane when he is placed in mandatory detention after arriving in Australia.
Description:
Rectangular card. The front has a black and white image of a young boy, over his nose and mouth is an image of a young man behind bars, this image is contained in the shape of Australia. There are four words in black text on the front of the card. The back of the card has black printed text which provides an outline of the performance and details of when it is on, ticket price etc, and a back graphic on the left side of the card.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2002
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: refugees, political protests, asylum seekers, detention centres
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: protest materials
Inscriptions: Front: THERE / IS / NOTHING / HERE
Back: THERE IS / NOTHING / HERE / Mohammed Abdoulah, "fresh off the boat" / lands in a place built on empty promises / and lies, now locked in a cell he / remembers the words of his father and the / courage of his brother which struggle to / help him stay sane on the inside of / barbed wire.
Place & Date of Event: Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 21Jun2002 -22 Jun 2002
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jun 2002

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