Artworks and music created by an artist detained on Manus Island are on display at Broadmeadows.
The Manus Moon exhibition features artworks drawn and painted by artist, musician, singer and poet Farhad Bandesh.
Bandesh has been painting and drawing using material brought from outside the camp since 2014.
A small group of volunteers from Melbourne have brought a selection of his works to Australia to be displayed in galleries.
The exhibition features pieces inspired by the Kurdish struggle for independence and cultural rights to portraits, songs and landscapes.
Hume council mayor Drew Jessop said the council was proud to host Bandesh’s works.
“As a welcoming city, council is proud to offer this opportunity to consider the extraordinary hope, creativity, and strength of people seeking asylum,” he said. “This exhibition forms part of council’s broader efforts to help asylum seekers and people of refugee backgrounds settling in the municipality to feel welcome, supported, and that they belong.”
The exhibition is at the Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, until Tuesday, August 29.