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Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks is a suite of exhibitions and experiences exploring the art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.

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Fadak Alfayadh

A conversation with Fadak

A lunchtime conversation with storyteller, lawyer, community advocate and refugee Fadak Alfayadh, the subject of the Meet Fadak documentary. 

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Four women with tattoos standing on grass near the beach

Marks of Mana film screening & panel talk

A film dedicated to Pacific female tattooing, with director Lisa Taouma and tattoo artists Julia Mage'au Gray and Tyla Vaeau.

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Fadak Alfayadh

Meet Fadak film screening

Free screenings of the documentary Meet Fadak throughout Refugee Week, celebrating the contribution refugees make to our communities.

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Woman and child from ELF Karen Play and Learning Group from Berry Street reading the book 'I Want To Go To The Museum'

Storylands

From cats and critters to food and celebrations, we invite you to come along and listen to children’s stories told in both English and a feature language.

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Paul Stillen, Annie, 2019

Documenting the Body: Curated by Stanislava Pinchuk

What stories do our bodies tell?

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Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Through photographs viewers can appreciate the sheer beauty of Samoan tattoos

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Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

This ground breaking photographic exhibition explores the rich history of traditional Japanese tattoo culture and its influence on modern tattoo practice.

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Photo of a hand with temporary tattoos on it.

Map Your Body & Make Your Mark

Explore your identity with tattoo inspired activities.

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External view of Immgration Museum from Flinders Street in early evening.

Open House Melbourne

Step inside one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.

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visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

An exhibition about identity – who we are and who others think we are.

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One of the exhibition spaces at Immigration Museum

Leaving Home

What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel thousands of miles to another country?

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Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

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Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

A place to relax, talk to helpful staff, and research family and migration history.

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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

Immigration is about us all - those who were here and those who came.

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Tribute Garden

Tribute Garden

The Tribute Garden is a public artwork that pays tribute to 7000 people who have made the journey to Victoria.

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One of the exhibition spaces in the Immigration Museum

Getting In

More than 9 million people have migrated to Australia since 1788. Countless others have tried and failed.

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Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

The story of Customs House, where officials controlled what – and who – could enter Victoria.

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The Unending Absence

An audio series imagines the world of migration from an alternative point of view.

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