Exhibitions / The Wave

01.08.2014 to 24.08.2014

images courtesy Cat Wilson

The Wave

installation view, Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, August 2014

The Wave considers the hardship and perils of asylum seekers from leving behind loved ones to landing in an unfamiliar place with all the terrors and uncertainties in between and beyond.The installation is an invitation to reflect on the privileged position of peacetime and prosperity and the precarious lot of refugees with the added complications of governmant policy and popular media messages.

Using found objects, recycled materials and fallen native timbers,The Wave examines the complex emotions on both sides of the asylum seeker debate. From general observations to profound personal accounts, this multi layered installation focuses upon aspirations common to all cultures and human need;the wish to belong to a place and the desire in times of crisis to a safe haven.