Supported Programs

Black Diaspora Project

Elevating voices


The Black Diaspora project documents the experiences of individuals of African ancestry living in Melbourne, and the spaces and places that have meaning to them. Using story-telling, a narrative tradition used throughout the African continent, African Australians speak about their experiences in their own voices.

Supporting by the Scanlon Foundation, this community-driven project involved more than 75 individuals of African heritage, showcasing their artistic strengths and offering them the opportunity to develop new skills in film-making, journalism and technical production.

After its launch in the No Vacancy Gallery, QV, in August 2022, the Black Diaspora exhibition has continued to be featured in other public spaces, including the National Archives of Australia, Testing Grounds at the Queen Victoria Market and the MPavilion in South Bank. Each exhibition has allowed different audiences to connect with these stories and to gain insights into what it means to be a person of African heritage living in Australia.

Years Supported