HRAFF Goes West: Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 04:00 PM to Saturday, 08 June 2019 | 04:00 PM

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High in the mountains of north-east India, the indigenous Khasi eke out a living quarrying stone for shipment to Bangladesh.

The ‘nong shain maw' — a Khasi word meaning 'the people who break the rock' — are paid as little as $2 per day. Mostly, it is elderly women and children who are tasked with this backbreaking and dangerous labour.

Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highlands is a medium format photography exhibition that documents life for the Nong Shain Maw as ‘the people who break the rock.’

Opening night includes an artist talk by Ali MC - Saturday 18 May, 4–5:30pm

Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9:30am–5pm Saturday, 10am–4pm

When

  • Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 04:00 PM - Saturday, 08 June 2019 | 04:00 PM

Location

Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Footscray 3011  View Map

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