Moreland City Council

The Sky After Rain

This exhibition explores the experiences of queer members of the Iranian diaspora.

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

Apr 2, 2022

Event Ends

May 29, 2022

Venue

Counihan Gallery

Location

Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Road (inside Brunswick Town Hall), Brunswick

Blame the Shadows Collective is made of interdisciplinary artists from across the globe. By collaborating with each other, they tell captivating stories about raw human experiences.  As part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2022, Blame the Shadows Collective will present ‘The Sky After Rain’ at the Counihan Gallery.

‘The Sky After Rain’ shares the stories of three queer members of the Iranian diaspora: Payam, Shyla, and Shaya. Their stories are told through a combination of interviews, spoken word poetry, moving images, sound design and dance. The work is brought together by choreographer and dancer Tara Jada Samaya, whose body acts as a medium for queer voices and bodies.

‘The Sky After Rain’ explores overarching themes of identity, gender, family, forgiveness, resilience, hope, love and loss.

The Sky After Rain is proudly supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Manningham Council’s Community Grant Program, and Access Health and Community.


For more information visit https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/exploring-moreland/events/whats-on/the-sky-after-rain/