Centre for Refugees is launching Under Our Shelter this month, an exhibition examining Hong Kong’s history as a place of refuge.
From post-second world war White Russians, to mainland Chinese in the 1950s, Vietnamese in the 1970s and the current influx of asylum seekers from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, the photographic project tells the story of Hong Kong’s complex relationship with displaced peoples.
On display will be archived or privately held images, many of which have never been seen before in public. Further images have been sourced from the archives of Christian Action, an organisation that has been providing assistance to Hong Kong’s refugees since the 1950s. Contributions have also been made from former refugees themselves.
The Centre for Refugees was set up in 2004 by Christian Aid and is the only drop-in community centre for refugees arriving in Hong Kong. Many are victims of torture, war and genocide and the centre provides a much-needed support system.
Dates and tickets
October 19, ticketed opening preview, $288, 6.30-9.30pm, ticketflap.com/underourshelter
October 20, 2-5pm, October 21, 10am-8pm, October 22, 10am-4pm,
Loft 22, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, suggested $100 donation.
October 23-28, 12-5pm, St Andrew’s Church, 138 Nathan Road, TST, suggested $100 donation.