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Poster Series Launch: We Don’t Cross Borders; Border’s Cross Us

Date and Time: 
Sunday, May 27, 2012 -
5:00am to 8:00am

We Don’t Cross Borders; Border’s Cross Us – Poster Series Launch

The Posters have landed! Come down to the Rat for an evening of talks, performance and an eye full of beautiful artworks.

“We don’t cross borders; borders cross us” is a 12 poster series organised by the Cross Border Collective. The objective of the posters is to invite an engaged audience to consider a series of propositions about the Australian border, labour, race and incarceration. The poster series aims to show that the Australian border is not a natural or inevitable thing. They explore the fact that the border is artificial, confront common assumptions about border-crossers, and consider how the border manages peoples’ movements to benefit industry and the state. Many individuals and groups have collaborated in the development of these posters – they are drawn from networks active through art, politics and advocacy in resistance to the effects of the border on people’s lives.

The launch is going to include talks from artists, people currently and formerly incarcerated at the border, performances, and of course a world-first preview of these beautiful works. Get the lowdown from Facebook.

The CBC is a Sydney based group that has been working on projects around race, the border, migration and the state for around two years. In the past, the Cross Border Collective has organised conferences, events, forums, protest and direct action. Drop us a line at crossborder.sydney@gmail.com or call Shane on 0400526313

Entry is $15 with a poster pack, or $5 without – no one will be turned away because of lack of funds.