THE BIG SMOKE

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New Winter Themes

“Winter Tree” Images from 2018, the beginning of a new series dealing with social, personal and climatic change.

Making a bad situation worse

The refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island are refusing to leave the compound for fear of their lives. The Australian Government is systematically closing the centre down, shutting off power, ceasing supplies, pulling down fences. The hundreds of asylum seekers remaining stay on in increasingly desperate circumstances. “As well as the constant threat of being told to move to unsafe housing, the systematic…

AUTUMN PLAY

“Autumn Play” Mixed media on paper laid down on board. Exhibited at the Belconnen Arts Centre in the “Traces 2” exhibition – two were sold. LEAVES AND STRANGERS Watching the everyday parade from a park bench in Canterbury, Melbourne. A place from my past were winds spoke in tongues and rogues looted cooly. Mothers and daughters, son’s and lovers, exiles and outcasts, file past the old…