Angus McDonald, Manus, film still 

Friday, 24 June 2022 - 10:00 am to Sunday, 31 July 2022 - 05:00 pm

This multidisciplinary exhibition explores personal and profound issues around war and cultural displacement through the lens of asylum-seeker, refugee, and migrant experiences.

Hedar Abadi, Mehrdad MehrAeen and Raneen Shamon reflect on the experiences that have shaped their lives as new Australians. Mehwish Iqbal, Kathrin Longhurst, Angus McDonald and Penny Byrne highlight the social justice issues facing asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants.

By exploring conflict and exile, home and belonging, Settled/Unsettled contributes to the global movement of empowerment and acceptance of all refugees. This project connects artists and communities through art and conversation, acknowledges our shared human experience and fosters mutual understanding.

This exhibition is part of Refugee Week 2022, presented in partnership with Settlement Services International and supported by Community Northern Beaches and The Social Outfit. Curated by Katherine Roberts, Senior Curator, Manly Art Gallery & Museum.

Exhibiting artists: 

  • Hedar Abadi
  • Penny Byrne
  • Mehrdad MehrAeen
  • Mehwish Iqbal
  • Kathrin Longhurst
  • Angus McDonald
  • Raneen Shamon


Talks & events

MAG&M Society exhibition preview: Fri 24 June, 9 -10am. Bookings via MAG&M Society Eventbrite

Exhibition opening: To be opened by Craig Foster AM (Australian Multicultural Council member; Australia Committee, Human Rights Watch; Ambassador, Amnesty International); Sat 25 June, 3 - 5pm. Bookings via MAG&M Eventbrite

Artists in conversation: Hedar Abadi, Mehrdad MehrAeen & Raneen Shamon; Sat 9 Jul, 2 - 3pm. Bookings via MAG&M Eventbrite

Stepping into a new world: my settlement journey; Sun 10 July, 2 - 3pm. Bookings via MAG&M Eventbrite

Artist & Sitters: Kathrin Longhurst, artist, in conversation with Nazanin, Haya & Mariama; Sun 17 July, 2 - 3pm. Bookings via MAG&M Eventbrite

Kids' Art Adventures: Led by Iraqi/Australian artist Raneen Shamon; Wed 6 July, 10am - 12pm (5-11 years) Bookings via MAG&M Eventbrite & 1 - 3pm (12-15 years) Bookings via MAG&M Eventbrite


Contact information


Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Manly NSW 2095