Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

An exhibition in support of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Here at Southern Buoy Studios, we are concerned about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers and want to encourage our community to think about and consider what it would be like to be seeking asylum in Australia.

Why thongs? Thongs are the most popular style of shoe all around the world and for decades have been an egalitarian and accessible form of footwear.

The thongs will be sold in a silent auction at Southern Buoy Studios, beginning on 14 July, at our opening event. All proceeds will be going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to continue the amazing work that they do.

Participating artists include:

Ken Done

Tom Civil

Warmun Art Centre

Baden Croft 

Sophie Perez

Fiona Cabassi

Kirsten Jackson

Michael Bond

Sam Michelle

Reg Mombassa


Hannah Kent

Kon Karapanagiotidis

Favel Parrett

Emily Persson

Leisl Mott

Andy Pye

As part of the exhibition, Havaianas has also generously offered to donate 50 pairs of thongs to asylum seekers on Manus Island.

The exhibition will run from 14 July through to 3 August.