They Cannot Take the Sky

behindthewire.org.au & DAE White Night

A Co-Production Between DAE White Night & Behind the Wire.

The work will feature selected films from the award-winning Immigration Museum exhibition They Cannot Take The Sky: Stories from Detention, which will be projected in massive scale onto the National Gallery of Victoria façade, accompanied by thousands of floating LED lights in the NGV moat.

It seeks to change the conversation around asylum seekers and detention, by creating a space for individuals to share their own true stories, in their own words.

The work will be emotionally challenging, but also engaging and inspiring, and puts a human face to the issue that fixates our society.

Candles in the NGV Moat
The candle symbolises light in the darkness of life; especially individual life, illumination. It is also the symbol of illumination of the spirit of truth.