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Group, 2019
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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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Join us for a special performance with Park Jiha and DJ Moopie

Play On presents: Park Jiha (Korea) + Moopie

Play On presents groundbreaking South Korean multi-instrumentalist and composer Park Jiha alongside cult favourite DJ Moopie.

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Dancers

Let's Dance!

All day dance slam for young and old!

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Dance film footage projected onto large wall with columns.

Dance Reel

Experience contemporary dance projections on a massive immersive scale, dancing daily across our majestic colonnaded Long Room.

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Rainbow Chan

Rainbow Effect

Bring your nearest and queerest to dance it all out in our hot summer courtyard oasis to the glitchy pop beats and sweet synth melodies of Rainbow Chan.

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Woman sitting on colourful backdrop.

Amrita Hepi: Opening Afternoon

Award-winning First Nations choreographer and dancer Amrita Hepi takes the floor to create a new collaborative dance work with Melbourne’s dance communities.

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Amrita Hepi: In Residence

Amrita Hepi takes the floor with the creation of a new collaborative dance work this summer at Immigration Museum.

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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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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

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

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Members Masterclass: Japanese Ink Art Workshop

Our Members Masterclass series is back! Join us for an intimate workshop with local Japanese artist Junko Azukawa.

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Two women dressed in black.

Fashioning the Body

Stanislava Pinchuk and Zaiba Khan discuss how they fashion the body and mark identity through adornment, both temporary and permanent.

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Haiku by Atsushi Boulder

Haiku Hangout

Multilingual poetry party hosted by the Australian Haiku Society.

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Dancers in a Courtyard

Latin Valentine

Celebrate love in all its shades with a San Valentín night of dancing, music and mucho more.

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Hand turning a DJ Music Deck

Leaps + Beats

Spend your extra night with us celebrating genre-hopping artists and all those who’ve made the leap.

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Disco ball

Summer of Dance

This summer, Immigration Museum drops into dancefloor mode celebrating diverse genres, talents and communities.

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Promotional photo for Pacific Essence

Pacific Essence

Experience a tapestry of narratives from the LGBTIQA+ community Pacific diaspora expressed through performance, dance, art and storytelling.

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

Storylands

Multilingual story time for children and their adults, each month featuring a different language and theme.

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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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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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The Unending Absence

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

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External view of a 19th Century building

Community Forums

Come and have your say! A number of community forums are being held in October and November.