Mistranslations Past Event

Presented by Re Agency

During this time of public health emergency, good communication is fundamental, but some of Australia’s COVID-19 comms to non-English speaking communities has been poorly translated. Miscommunication like this disempowers communities who are particularly vulnerable in times of emergency.

Re asked designers to translate instructional COVID-19 information into their own language, or their collaborator’s language, to create a poster that visually engages their community.

With 18 posters featured in the exhibition, spanning 14 different languages, we hope to highlight that the issue of mistranslation predates the pandemic and that good communication is vital in building an empathetic future for all.

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It is free to attend the exhibition but please register your attendance for the opening night via the link below.


Fri 26 Mar 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sat 27 Mar 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 28 Mar 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 29 Mar 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 30 Mar 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 31 Mar 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 01 Apr 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 02 Apr 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 03 Apr 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 04 Apr 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Honey Bones Gallery
50 Budd St, 50 Budd St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia


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