The Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS) has partnered with the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Faculty of Law to establish their new offices in the heart of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Located on the corner of Eurimbla Ave & High Street, Randwick (one block along from the main UNSW Kensington campus), the new offices will provide a suitable space in which RACS
can continue to deliver its vital free legal advice services for people protection in Australia.
To celebrate this exciting new partnership, RACS & UNSW Law have been joined by Sydney-based outfit Communicreative, who will create a hand-painted mural on the façade of the RACS offices (over the weekend of the 2-3 April 2016). Communicreative’s Founder & lead-artist Giles Fryer hopes that “the mural will help to celebrate the partnership between RACS & UNSW Law and will also establish an identity for this unique legal centre in the local community.” He believes that the mural can also have a long-term impact in “creating a more welcoming and inclusive point of entry for RACS’ clients when they visit the offices.”
As a former alumnus of UNSW’s Law Faculty, Fryer sees great value in the partnership between RACS and UNSW Law; “By supporting the valuable work that RACS does, UNSW Law is helping to foster a broader culture of commitment to tackling social justice issues in the law school.”
Tanya Jackson-Vaughan, the Executive Director of RACS, has been passionate driver of this project. “This mural is a tremendously visible way for us to celebrate our partnership with UNSW and the official opening of our new home in Randwick. We are most grateful to Giles Fryer for his efforts in making this poignant vision of freedom a reality.”
The mural will be completed over the weekend of the 2-3 April 2016. Upon completion of the mural, RACS will have its official launch event on the 28th April at 4:30pm. Please refer to the attached Project Overview for further information including contact details/social media handles, an explanation of the mural’s concept design, and the story behind the project.