Visual Arts & Films

  • Fringe Festival

Reclaiming Narratives (Online exhibition)

Melbourne artists respond to I Am Not A Virus

  • Curated and Produced by: Diversity Arts Australia, Curatorial Collective

Reclaiming Narratives: Melbourne Artists respond to I Am Not A Virus is an artist-led exhibition series to confront xenophobia, bust stereotypes and provide a counter-narrative to issues of long-standing racism in Australia that are revealing themselves in the face of Covid-19. The project responds to the increase in racist attacks including verbal threats, physical intimidation, denial of services, workplace discrimination and being coughed and spat upon since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online exhibition presents sixty-eight Asian Creatives' artworks from all States and Territories in Australia for the I Am Not A Virus initiative, including twenty-five Melbournian and Victorian artworks featured in the Reclaiming Narratives. Visit for more details.

Information about the In Person Exhibition can be found here.

This project is amplified by Melbourne Fringe as part of the Cash For Creatives Program.