Congratulations to new IAVA member Megan Seres on her participation in a significant group exhibition soon to open at the Yellow House Gallery Sydney. The organisers say:
In August 2016 The Guardian published The Nauru Files, leaked incident reports written by staff in Australia’s detention centre on Nauru between 2013 and 2015.
These files detail 2,116 separate incidents, including many cases of assault, sexual abuse, self-harm, child abuse and abhorrent living conditions endured by asylum seekers and refugees in the care of the Australian Government. Despite the harrowing nature of the files, the situation remains and the abuse is ongoing. In the absence of media access to the island, our objective is to illustrate these stories through creative expression, using art to shed light on all we can’t see.
30 leading Australian and International artists illustrate the stories unearthed in The Nauru Files, illuminating the human cost of Australia’s offshore detention policies. About the Project
There is a callout to all artists to respond to the Nauru Files with their own artwork. This will be promoted through social media and on the Website.
Register, choose a file, respond with your own artwork. Here’s how.