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  • SPECIAL EVENT: PEACE exhibition opening with Jack Thompson, AM. 3.00pm

SPECIAL EVENT: PEACE exhibition opening with Jack Thompson, AM. 3.00pm

16 February 2013

Iconic Australian actor Jack Thompson, AM will open MGA’s upcoming exhibition PEACE on Saturday 16 February 2013 at 3.00pm.

Thompson will discuss his own peace-making experiences when, as the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in the 1990s, he made a documentary  film about the lives of Cambodian children displaced by the Khmer Rouge. With his late best mate photographer Peter Carrette, Thompson helped establish a child protection agency called ‘Krousar Thmey’ (’new family’ in Khmer) that enabled the lost children of ‘Site II’ (the largest refugee camp in the world at the time) to return to their homeland of Cambodia.

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> MICHAEL COYNE and BEN BOHANE, two of the award-winning DEGREESOUTH photographers will be giving an artist talk before the opening. Come along at 2pm, free event.

 

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