The Freilich Project is proud to continue supporting the work of Liz Deep-Jones, Freilich Fellow for Media and Arts Activism, and international photographer Tim Bauer in the We Bleed the Same Exhibition as it continues travelling around the country. The recent exhibition at the Susan Wakil Health Building at the University of Sydney was a huge success. Invited by the Dean of Nursing and Midwifery Brendan McCormack and the Nursing School, theWe Bleed the Same: Freedom Exhibition ran from the 27 September until the 13 October, coinciding with the 26th International Nursing Philosophy Conference. The exhibition was held in honour of the co-founders of the Freilich Project, Valmae Freilich and the late Herbert Freilich.
At the opening even Thanush Selvarasa was the guest speaker. As a refugee, Thanush was detained first on Christmas Island and then on Manus Island indefinitely, and today he is a powferul refugee advocate. He spoke about the mental health impacts of being a refugee and locked up in indefinite detention, as well as his fight for human rights in Australia.
The event also included a new installation called ‘Us’, created by Liz's daughter, Izabella. The installation was produced by taking Polaroids of the guests at the event and creating an installation in real-time, giving them the opportunity to be in the exhibition and join the campaign to combat racism.
Congratulations Liz, Tim, Izabella and the whole We Bleed the Same team!