We Bleed the Same Exhibition

Thursday 10 March 2022

The Freilich Project is very proud to support We Bleed the Same, 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 in Australia.

The aim of the exhibition is to create a greater understanding of our differences in order to live in a more inclusive society. The exhibition includes installations, a documentary, and 35 photographic portraits. You can check out a preview of the exhibition here in a recent article published in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend magazine. 

The exhibition launched 29 March 2022 and runs for the remainder of 2022 in the foyer of the RSSS Building. Check out more on the launch night and send us your feedback by signing our digital guest book here or by commenting on social media and using #WeBleedtheSame.

Along with the exhibition itself, we are running a series of events and lectures across 2022 that tie into the themes of We Bleed the Same. Check back here regularly for updates and new details and click the links below for more information.

Date Event Time Location Details Link
23 Mar Student event: Behind-the-Scenes of We Bleed the Same 11:30am-12:30pm RSSS Foyer Find out what it takes to pull together a national art and photography exhibition to combat racism in Australia. We’re inviting ANU students to get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition before it launches!  Click here.
29 Mar Exhibition Launch 5pm–7pm RSSS Foyer  We are extremely grateful to have Lovemore N'dou, lawyer, boxing champion, and one of the many incredible people featured in the exhibition, launching this event. Click here.
13-14 Aug Canberra Writers' Festival Event 9am-4pm RSSS Foyer This year we are excited to have an event in parallel with the Canberra Writers' Festival. Come hear the stories of the people featured in the We Bleed the Same Exhbition. We Bleed the Same will be open to the public on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August. Click here.
15 Aug Masterclass series     ANU students were invited to participate in an empowering program of master classes, designed and facilitated by leading journalist and activist Liz Deep-Jones. Click here.
8 Nov 55 CANCRI E: Masterclass Showcase 6pm-7pm Level 2, RSSS Seven tremendous ANU students showcased the artworks they developed during the eight-week masterclass series, launched in the RSSS Bulding and on show until 21 February. Click here.
21 Feb Closing Night 5.30-7.30pm RSSS Foyer Join us as we farewell the We Bleed the Same Exhibition with producer and filmmaker Liz Deep-Jones, photographer Tim Bauer, and designer Brenda Dwyer.  Click here.


Update 21 June 2023

The We Bleed the Same Exhibition closed at ANU in February 2023 (see details of closing event here). The Freilich Project continues to support the expansion and development of the exhibition through project funds for touring the exhibition to venues inter-state and through the appointment of co-curator Liz Deep-Jones as Fellow in Arts/Media and Activism. Please check our news articles for recent touring highlights. 



SBS Coverage of We Bleed the Same exhibition

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