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Freedom is Mine is an extraordinary photographic portrait exhibition of LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum. The photographic subjects are members of Many Coloured Sky’s Queer Refugee and Asylum Seeker Peers community. Photographer Peter Casamento gave his time to depict each participant in ways that help them to share their stories, challenges and hopes for the future. LGBTQI+ people from many parts of the world face persecution, violence and expulsion from their families and communities, and may be forced to flee their country. Those who come to Australia can experience prejudice, isolation, and material deprivation as they seek the freedom to be themselves. Freedom is Mine was developed as a collaborative project between photographer Peter Casamento and Many Coloured Sky, the Queer Development Agency of THREE for All Foundation.

Open during Bendigo Library Opening hours:
Monday: 9:30am–5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am–7pm
Wednesday: 9:30am–5:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am–7pm
Friday: 9:30am–5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am–2:30pm
Sunday: Closed