Generations: Photographs by Louise Whelan

  • Past Exhibition

Photographs recording the stories of newly arrived migrants and refugees.

Exhibition Information

Past Exhibition
Level 1, Macquarie Street building

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414

Each year, approximately 190,000 people migrate to Australia. Most come to work or be near family, and less than 10% have a refugee background.

Over the past five years, the Library has engaged Louise Whelan to photograph and record the stories of newly arrived migrants and refugees. Included among her photographs are many children who are reshaping their lives in a new country. This display offers a glimpse into how the next generation is using its voices and actions to redefine our society. 

A selection of Louise Whelan's oral interviews can be found here

Level 1, Macquarie St building. 

Photograph of girl standing in a line, dancing in brightly coloured costumes.
Oz Afrique dance troupe at Cabramatta High School, 2012, Louise Whelan