Safe Harbour Australia

The Safe Harbour Project is a campaign focusing on increasing awareness about the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.

The ongoing campaign will see a series of interactive installations in public places around the city with the aim of engaging and challenging perceptions, up until the federal election.

Safe Harbour Australia is an initiative aimed at raising awareness, engaging the public 
and lobbying parliament about the current unacceptable treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, 
and ultimately the acceptance and inclusion of these valued people into our communities.

More information is available here and here, and on Facebook: Safe Harbour Australia

I’d like to thank those of you who have already come on board to make this awareness-raising initiative take shape. The painted/decorated boats are all amazing, and the flotilla is steadily growing into an impactful statement.

But we do need more boats!

Please get in touch asap if you would like a small boat to paint/decorate (approx. 30cm long) and I shall organise.

Those of you who are in Adelaide (or can be) here are a few dates for your diary: 

Wednesday 2 January 
Coreflute boat-making workshop: Anytime between 1:30pm–5:30pm, 80 Redin Street, Prospect. 
All materials provided.

Saturday 5 January 
Pop-up installation: Anytime between 9:00am–5:00pm, Whitmore Square, Adelaide. 
Opportunities and materials supplied for boat painting throughout the day. 
Our big boat is due to make its appearance!

Sunday 13 January 
Boat painting workshop: Anytime between 10:00am–4:00pm, Gallery Yampu, 1 Jenkins Street, Birkenhead.

Saturday 19 January 
Pop-up installation: Anytime between 9:00am–5:00pm, Wellington Square, North Adelaide. 
Opportunities and materials supplied for boat painting throughout the day.


Also planned for February, but yet to be confirmed, a pop-up installation at Normanville foreshore.

Please do feel free to get in touch with any ideas for other venues/dates.

Also, if you are interstate or overseas, here’s a fab idea from a friend currently in Canada – 
make a paper boat and send over to add to the ever-increasing flotilla!

Finally, donations gratefully received (of course), and will enable this project to have greater reach and impact. 
Please email for details of how to donate.