Hi Jacqui, thank you for your comment. It is true that a number of the personal stories represented in the Identity
exhibition, as well as the CBD location of the photo shoot, may give the impression that the exhibition has a Melbourne focus.
In terms of the photo shoot, this was a one-off, awareness raising event for the exhibition and we feel it was appropriate to hold the shoot not far from Immigration Museum, in a locality that would see people of a diversity of age, gender and cultural backgrounds available.
In terms of the exhibition, the theme is about personal identity in contemporary Australia – for practical reasons our pool of content is drawn primarily from greater Melbourne and some regional Victorian stories. Indeed, some of the people featured, while living in Melbourne now, come from regional and interstate locations. The nature of the exhibition is such that everyone will be able to relate to the narratives, no matter where they come from.
Our objective is for this to be an inclusive exhibition and we hope you find it to be so when you visit.