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Bondi Beach Community Mural

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Published January 24th 2011
On Saturday 29 January, 2011 from 10am to 12pm, Amnesty International and local artist Shannon Crees will unite in order to produce a mural on the boardwalk at Bondi Beach.

Shannon Crees has studied at the College of Fine Art Sydney and boasts a variety shows in Sydney and London. She also won the "Wall 2 Wall" mural competition in Sydney in 2009.

But, the focus of the day's events is not the achievements of Shannon Crees, but rather drawing attention to the plight of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.

The inspiration for the work is a quote from Najeeba Wazefadodost, a refugee from Afghanistan, who is a strong advocate for asylum seekers.

According to Wazefadodost, "There are a lot of people in darkness in the world and it is beautiful that Australia can be a light for some people."

Inspired by Najeeba Wazefadodost's quote, Crees seeks to present a mural that chronicles a journey from darkness to light.

Amnesty International is a strong supporter of refugees rights. Apart from informing the public by providing Refugees' real stories, they raise money and awareness of life inside Australia's detention centres.

Apart from the unveiling of the mural, there will be picnic to mark the fiftieth year of Amnesty International, as well as to mark the achievements and progress made in the past year.
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Why? To see the mural and celebrate Amnesty's work
When: 29 January 2011
Where: Bondi Beach
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