Visible is an album compilation following an annual Music Mentoring Program established by Multicultural Arts Victoria. Visible refers to the the increased access, participation and ‘visibility’ of new and emerging refugee communities in the arts.
Visible 8 celebrates eight years of providing a platform for musicians from emerging refugee backgrounds who have escaped troubles in their homeland and have faced challenges establishing themselves in musical careers. Visible links participants with established producers, musicians and industry representatives to open pathways and networks into the music industry.
This particular album artwork draws upon the cultural influences of Iran, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Indigenous Australia, combining ancient geometry and pattern work, illustrated and modernised to convey a freshness and merging of musical styles, rhythms and sounds. Printed on uncoated, recycled stock with the environment in mind, you can feel the texture and depth of each individually packaged, beautifully illustrated albums.