A group of Sydney based artists from different backgrounds (Mexico, Venezuela, South Africa, Canada and Australia) exhibit to visually speak out about the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero by the Mexican corrupt Government State last September 2014. Exhibition is part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2015. Opening night: 16 September, 6pm to 9pm. Artist talk: 20 September, 12pm. Coffee and tea provided. Free entry.
ARTIST LINE-UP (10):
Jodee Knowles - www.jodeeknowles.tumblr.com
El Peque - www.pequeart.com
Goya Torres - www.goyatorres.com
M-lon - www.m-lon.com
LadyJ - www.flickr.com/photos/ladyjstreetart
April White - www.artofaprilwhite.com
Francis Walt - www.franciswalt.com
Edgar Palma - www.edgarpalma.com
Christian Parra - www.instagram.com/christianparrra
Shaun Draws - www.shaundraws.com
This event is supported by Mexsa
Mexican Solidarity in Australia (Mexsa) is an association established to discuss issues present in the modern Mexican society, express solidarity and take action to support the people of Mexico in their struggle for human and collective rights, for justice, for freedom of speech and to put an end to corruption and impunity.
The group is committed to supporting the parents of the missing students as well as the students who had survived the attack by the police in September 2014, in their fight for justice. The Ayotzinapa incident is the latest in a long line of acts of violence for which the State is responsible. Since the Mexican government declared the “war on drugs” in 2006, 30,000 enforced disappearances have been reported altogether with 25,000 cases of displaced people and the death toll has exceeded 150,000.
Mexsa acknowledges that this is a critical moment for Mexico and at present the country needs international support more than ever before. Therefore, Mexicans living in Australia take a stand to fight for justice in Mexico and show solidarity with the families of the victims. Mexsa organises events in order to raise awareness and understanding of the dramatic situation of Mexico among Australians.