Journey of Voices: an exhibition celebrating International Migrants Day in Thailand

The Saphan Siang campaign and World Vision have collaborated with art collective Public Delivery and artist Phil America to host an exhibition of art installations representing migrant workers’ contributions to fishing communities in Thailand, to coincide with International Migrants Day (18 December).

To give voice to the thousands of migrant workers in Thailand too often silenced, and to celebrate the contributions made by migrant workers, an exhibition of art and photography will be held at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre (BACC). The exhibition will feature large-scale installations by Phil America, featuring the voices and stories of migrant workers and their families. Documentary photographs by Joe Aphiluck Puangkaew, commissioned by the ILO-IPEC project on Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Shrimp and Seafood Processing Areas in Thailand will also be displayed, calling public attention to child labour and child migrant workers.

The public is invited to attend the event, supported by ILO, IOM, ESCAP, UN-ACT, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australian Aid, and reflect on their own interactions with migrant workers, address their views and beliefs and reflect on the contribution of migrant workers. The exhibition also extends online through social media. The public are encouraged to photograph the works and use the hashtags #journeyofvoices and #internationalmigrantsday, and interact online with @saphansiang, creating a collaborative collection of perspectives and stories online.

Exclusive media walk through – 3pm, 16 November
Reception and press conference – 6pm, 18 November

For more information, please contact Anna Olsen or Eliza Marks