The School

Illawarra Multicultural Services employ specialised staff to provide a range of programs and projects to meet the needs of new arrivals and culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, families and communities who are socially and/or financially disadvantaged with low English language proficiency.

The Project

Illawarra Multicultural Services and Red Room Poetry invite you to celebrate Refugee Week 2017  

When: 6:00pm-8:30pm, Friday 23 June 2017 

Where: Project Contemporary Artspace, 255 Keira Street Wollongong 

Join us for an exhibition of Art & Poetry created by students from refugee backgrounds from Keira High School, Wollongong High School,Wollongong Public School and Wollongong West Public School. Street art murals will be unveiled and original poems will be shared. Light refreshments will be served. 

Tickets are free. 

Please register your attendance with Emily at:

The Poet

Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai/ Kurnai woman with ties to the Yuin, Gundungurra, Gadigal and Biripi people. Kirli is the Manager of Poetic Learning at Red Room Poetry. She was awarded 'Worker of the Year 2017' at the NAIDOC awards in the Illawarra/ Shoalhaven region. Her first children’s picture book ‘The Incredible Freedom Machines’, illustrated by Matt Ottley is to be released by Scholastic in May 2018. Her second picture book 'Our Dreaming' will be released shortly after. Kirli’s work has been published in the Huffington Post Australia. She was poet in residence at Bundanon Trust for the New Shoots project in 2017. Kirli’s work has also been comissioned for Reconciliation Week Keep Cups and a range of Poetic Learning workshops at Red Room Poetry.