Last week, photographer Tim Bauer and journalist, producer and film-maker Liz Deep-Jones visited us to begin preparations for the upcoming We Bleed the Same Exhibition. We are extremely excited to see this project coming together after the delays of 2021.
We Bleed the Same is an exhibition that explores racism and diversity in Australia through the lens of immigrants, refugees, First Nations peoples, and many others. Thirty-seven people from diverse backgrounds are featured in a series of stunning portraits taken by Tim Bauer, one of Australia’s pre-eminent portrait photographers. The exhibition also includes a documentary by journalist and film-maker Liz Deep-Jones, which shares the unique stories of cultural difference, the experiences of racism, and in some cases even fleeing war to arrive here in Australia.
Liz says: 'We hope to open up discussions about racism, belonging, identity and give an insight into the its harmful effects – being judged because you come from elsewhere or speak another language, have different coloured skin, missing out on that job or role. We are citizens of the world and it’s our duty to combat racism, fight for equality, and make everyone feel that they belong, that they matter and that... we are equal, we are human beings… that bleed the same!'
Tim and Liz were in ANU’s RSSS building making arrangements for our formal launch on Tuesday 29 March 2022. This launch is a ticketed event, and due to COVID restrictions, numbers are strictly limited
We will have many openly available events taking place alongside this six-month exhibition, with more details to come.
For more information about the exhibition, click here.
To attend, click here, click the green 'Register' button and get tickets for the launch event on 29 March. The event is free but tickets are strictly limited.