Museum of Brisbane


  • 26 Nov 2004 — 30 Jan 2005
  • Exhibition now closed

Twenty years of civil war has devastated Sudan and displaced more than four million of its people.


Scattered around the world they now call new places home. ‘Elhigrah’ is the Arabic meaning for migration and Brisbane is home to more than 3000 Sudanese men, women and children who bring a new vibrancy and diversity to our city. This community group represents around 70% of people that we welcome from refugee backgrounds and is the fastest growing refugee group in Australia.

This exhibition offered Brisbane through Sudanese eyes and explored the lives of seven Sudanese households through photography and film.

Photographs by Cassandra Mathie.

Find out more about the project.