December 5, 2018
After shows in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year, ‘All We Can’t See’ will be travelling to Adelaide to hang within the entrance foyers of the Labor Party’s National Conference from 16-18 December at the Adelaide Convention Centre. A harrowing work on paper by Locust Jones and a digitally-projected work by Janet Laurence will feature in the upcoming exhibition, which illustrates some of the 2,116 leaked incident reports from the Nauru offshore detention centre.
Rather than endorsing the party, the exhibition will use the conference platform as a way to advocate for policy change ending indefinite offshore detention. To walk into the conference each day, delegates will have to walk through illustrated traumas from offshore detention – what’s been kept out of sight and mind for so long will finally be brought into direct spotlight through art.
Initiated by Arielle Gamble and Daniel New, ‘All We Can’t See’ will be hosting an opening reception at 5PM on Sunday 16 December, the evening before the Party debates its refugee policy. Shaun Hanns, a former Department of Home Affairs officer who recently resigned his post in protest of what he experienced working first-hand within the department, will be delivering the opening address.
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