National Exhibition Register

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    Penny Byrne Untitled

About the exhibition

SETTLED/UNSETTLED explores issues around war and cultural displacement through the lens of asylum-seeker, refugee, and migrant experiences. By investigating the themes of conflict and exile, home and belonging, the exhibition contributes to the movement of empowerment and acceptance.

This multidisciplinary exhibition is a perfect opportunity for community engagement for your gallery. By connecting with your own own local refugee & migrant artists and offering a place for their works besides some of Australia's acclaimed artists, you get the perfect chance to bring in more people through the gallery doors. This project connects artists and communities through art and conversation, acknowledges our shared human experience and fosters mutual understanding.

Following on a successful exhibition at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum in July 2022 SETTLED/UNSETTLED is now available to tour to selected regional galleries through NSW.

Artists and Curator


Kathrin Longhurst Three-times Archibald Prize Finalist and Winner of the 2021 Packing Room Prize; nine-times finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award and Winner of 2017 People’s Choice

Mehwish Iqbal Recipient of several prestigious residencies and art awards; she exhibits her work world-wide and has been awarded a commission by the MCA in 2020

Angus McDonald Activist & artist, six-times Archibald Prize Finalist and Winner of the 2020 People’s Choice with his portrait of refugee writer and film maker Behrouz Boochani. He is the ambassador for Human Rights Watch Australia and World Vision’s Kids Off Nauru campaign

Penny Byrne Represented Australia in 2015 Venice Biennale; she has been creating work in response to the refugee crises over 11 years.

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
31/08/2022 - 31/08/2023
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Contact to discuss
Accompanying materials available
Digital Catalogue, Labels
Other materials
Complete Exhibition Proposal available with more photos, media fact sheet and e-catalog of the exhibition.
Primary contact
Zeynep Demircioglu
Touring Exhibition Manager