Take a moment to see the world through another person’s eyes

A Mile In My Shoes

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 in January 2021, allowed visitors to do just that.

Created by artist Clare Patey and produced by Artsadmin, A Mile in My Shoes has been experienced in London, Sydney, Sao Paulo, New York, Riga, Denver, Perth and Melbourne. This new iteration, created in collaboration 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.

In collaboration with the Empathy Museum, the Australian National Maritime Museum hosted A Mile in my Shoes in Sydney in January 2021.

The exhibition was a pop-up experience that allowed visitors to literally step into someone else’s shoes and discover their story via audio narration.

A Mile in my Shoes builds bridges across Australia’s diverse migrant narratives, challenge assumptions and show that everyone has a story to tell.

Whose story will you uncover?

Please be aware that some stories are more appropriate for adult listeners.

Explore the Exhibition

People putting on shoes in A Mile in My Shoes exhibition