A Quilt Tells Multicultural Stories

 Photo credit: the Herald Sun

Photo credit: the Herald Sun

Ethnic community groups in Casey Victoria got together to share their stories about their personal journeys to Australia as migrants for artist Dena Al Jamal to transform these stories and ideas into a quilt artwork. This exciting art project will feature a multicoloured haired woman on the quilt that represent mothers from different cultural backgrounds, and it will be delivered in March next year.

The City of Casey is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia with approximately 300,000 residents from more than 150 different cultural backgrounds. 26.7% of Casey residents were born in non-English speaking countries. Casey has the fourth highest number of residents in Victoria from a Refugee or Asylum Seeker background.

We’re looking forward to seeing the quilt project next year! To learn more, please go to http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/quilt-shaped-by-caseys-multicultural-community-coming-to-hampton-park-community-centre/news-story/1c1ca63d8d3025f88857542f4f7726fd?csp=fd24a097b3d40c4d7b485799a863bfd0