To understand another person, try walking a mile in their shoes. This one-of-a-kind pop-up store, housed in a giant shoebox at the Australian National Maritime Museum allows you to do just that.
Visitors are invited to enter the store and try on a pair of shoes that belong to someone else and to listen to their story. It might be a tale of loss and sadness, hope and love, of odds overcome. But whoever’s shoes you walk in, A Mile in My Shoes will take you to places you can’t anticipate.
Created by artist Clare Patey and produced by Artsadmin, A Mile in My Shoes has been experienced in London, Sao Paulo, New York, Riga, Denver, Perth and Melbourne. This new iteration, created with the Australian National Maritime Museum, celebrates the voices of migrants and refugees who have made this country their home – people who have changed the face of the nation and have been changed by it.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM OPENING TIMES
Everyday from 10am to 5pm
Entrance to the Australian National Maritime Museum is via ramp access at the main entrance. There is lift or ramp access to all exhibition spaces within the main building, and to the viewing platform outside the Museum.
Two dedicated accessible parking spaces are located outside the main entry to the Museum. It is recommended that visitors pre-book parking, please call the venue to book.
The Maritime Museum has courtesy wheelchairs available on site to loan. Pre-booking a wheelchair is essential. Please call the venue to arrange a booking.
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
Pre-bookings are not taken for this experience.
Please see A Mile in My Shoes staff on the day of your visit and you’ll be provided with the first available pair of shoes for your foot size. Please note you will need to bring your own smart phone and headphones to stream the audio for this experience.
Artist and Director Clare Patey
Founder Roman Krznaric
Empathy Museum, 3Space, International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, London SW9 7QE
An Australian National Maritime Museum Foundation Project
Produced by Empathy Museum
Government Sponsor City of Sydney
Sponsored by Kingdom of the Netherlands
Settlement Services International
Arts Centre Melbourne
Photo: Tracy Kidd Photography
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