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tears for what was done


Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, (ACCA) Melbourne, 2008

Many 44-gallon drums filled with water, neon sign ACCA Melbourne 2008. A study for this work was first made in 2003 in Perth in response to a large group of homeless indigenous people who camped in the park opposite. However, the day before the work was opened to the public the Bali bombing occurred and the work took on new meaning for those who saw it. And it became the first work in a deepening concern for the environment which led directly to The Avoca Project and its showing at ACCA in 2008, in the midst of serious drought.

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