Image credit: Daniel Pockett, courtesy The Age The Conversation: ‘Honouring the dead: Alex Seton’s stark, moving protest sculptures carved from marble’ The Guardian: ‘Marble tombstones at Labor conference reminder of ALP’s role in offshore detention’ The Australian: ‘Labor unease over refugee exhibition at national conference’ The Adelaide Review: ‘Not in our name: Illustrating the Nauru Files’The Saturday Paper: ‘All We Can’t See’ The Daily Mail UK: ‘Media muzzled for Pacific summit at Australia’s Guantanamo’ The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘All We Can’t See:
All We Can’t See is an exhibition featuring works by 50 leading Australian artists responding to incident reports from Nauru detention centre in order to raise awareness about the brutal and unacceptable human cost of Australia’s offshore processing policies. Artists include Alex Seton, Hoda Afshar, Abdul Abdullah, Penny Byrne, Ben Quilty, and many more. After successful shows in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year, a selection of works from All We Can’t See will be travelling to Adelaide in December to
Please join us on Tuesday 7th August at fortyfivedownstairs from 5-6pm for an evening in conversation with artist Hoda Afshar and author and poet Behrouz Boochani. Hoda travelled to Manus Island earlier in the year to spend time with the men detained by Australia’s offshore processing policies and to work on a photographic series whilst there. She and Behrouz formed a friendship, and Afshar’s dark and powerful photographic series for All We Can’t See is very much informed by her
Please join us for an evening discussion about the Nauru Files and Australia’s offshore detention policies as part of the All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files Melbourne exhibition. 5-7pm, Thursday 2nd August Panel Moderator: Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy, Human Rights Law Centre Janet Laurence, Artist John Gulzari, Entrepreneur, Refugee Advocate, Storyteller Shen Narayanasamy, Human Rights Campaign Director, Getup Natasha Blucher, Detention Advocacy Manager – Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and formerly Save the Children Fortyfivedownstairs , 45
Please donate to our Kickstarter now and help us close the camps for good. Offshore detention is one of the largest issues plaguing our nation. This unique show provides a powerful platform for the mounting number and volume of Australian voices opposed to the continued abuse of people in our care on Manus Island and Nauru. We need your help to cover the production costs of the exhibition tour as we raise awareness nation-wide ahead of our next Federal election.
Media engagement with the Sydney exhibition was far reaching across TV, radio, online and print. Many articles were long form and featured interviews with curators, artists and Human Rights Watch spokespeople. Custom online galleries were built to showcase work from the exhibition by ABC Arts, The Guardian, Design Files and Monster Children. Read some of these articles below: Sydney Morning Herald Al Jazeera ABC Arts Art Almanac Huffington Post The Design Files The Guardian ABC Radio National Monster Children SBS 2ser
Powerful, honest, heart-wrenching, Australia’s award-winning artists such as Ben Quilty, Janet Laurence and Abdul Abdullah have joined forces again to bring to Melbourne All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files. The exhibition depicts individual interpretations of the leaked Nauru files exposed by The Guardian in 2016, illuminating the stark human cost of Australia’s policies of offshore detention. Distinguished artists such as Blakdouglas, Stanislava Pinchuk, Khaled Sabsabi, Mirra Whale, Ian Strange and Hoda Afshar will be also be joining the
All We Can’t See: Artists seek to bring refugee misery into focus Sofija Petrovic http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/sydney-arts/all-we-cant-see-artists-seek-to-bring-refugee-misery-into-focus-20180126-h0ovab.html In 2016, the largest set of documents leaked from inside Australia’s immigration detention system were released. Detailing more than 2000 incident reports from the Nauru detention centre, the so-called Nauru Files were written by guards, caseworkers and teachers. They detail self-harm, sexual assault, child abuse, hunger strikes, assaults and other injuries. Now 33 Australian artists are joining forces to give a human face to the numbers on the pages. More than a year in the