The World Next Door' art exhibition, organised by Young Mercy Links, had it's opening night on Monday November 29th and featured a large collection of Naser Moradi's artwork.
Naser is a Hazara man from Afghanistan. A self-taught artist who came to Australia to seek asylum but is currently being held in detention at Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA). Although Naser lives in a world of complete uncertainty and is unsure of when he will have his freedom, his art radiates hope and love for the country that imprisons him.
The walls of the Mercy Hub were filled with colour and stories, an insight into Naser's heart and mind as we get to see the world through his brush strokes. From his fist works of art, using only discarded coffee grains (above image), we are taken to the stunning landscapes of the country he years to call home.
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