The Safe Habor project held a pop-up installation in Whitmore Square on Saturday. It was a busy day for the organisers with public engagement from the moment they set up. It was heartening to meet people who had came from Goolwa, Port Willunga and the Hills as well as from suburbs all around Adelaide. People were asked to sign a petition for the transfer of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru to Australia. There were a collection of “bite-sized” info cards to give people more information on the issue and Adults and children has the opportunity to decorate and painted small boatss. At least 50 were added to the flotilla during the day.
Thanks to Anthea and Graham from Adelaide Vigil For Manus and Nauru who were on hand to engage with the painters about their experiences visiting Manus Island. A big thanks also to Kerryn and Maddy for the live music, and the Rythms of Resistance group for their drumming session.
Please keep spreading the word – like the project on facebook and attend one of our events with your friends and family:
- Small boat painting workshop – Gallery Yampu 1 Jenkins Street Birkenhead Sunday 13th Jan 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Turn up for all or part of the session. All materials provided. No skills or experience necessary.
- Coreflute boat making workshop – Littlehampton Sunday 13th Jan. 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. All materials provided. No skills or experience necessary.
- Pop-Up Installation Wellington Square, North Adelaide Sunday 19th Jan any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Come and see the hundreds of small boats surrounding the big one, hang around to paint a small boat to add to the flotilla, learn a bit about what is really going on in the off-shore camps, stay for the druming and the music.
If you are a musician and would like to play at the pop-up installation at Wellington Square on 19 January please contact Mij on 0405 086 533 or email.