Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial   Art Gallery of South Australia  1 March - 11 May 2014   Someone died trying to have a life like mine  was produced for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial ‘Dark Heart’. The large sculptural installation referenced an event on a small Australian territory off the coast of Western Australia, the Cocos Islands. In May of 2013, 28 life jackets washed ashore, presumed to have come from an unsuccessful attempt by asylum seekers to reach Australian soil. Recreated in marble, the jackets confront the tragic reality of those seeking asylum in Australia. The work was acquired by AGSA in 2014.  All photos by Mark Pokorny.

Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial 
Art Gallery of South Australia
1 March - 11 May 2014

Someone died trying to have a life like mine was produced for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial ‘Dark Heart’. The large sculptural installation referenced an event on a small Australian territory off the coast of Western Australia, the Cocos Islands. In May of 2013, 28 life jackets washed ashore, presumed to have come from an unsuccessful attempt by asylum seekers to reach Australian soil. Recreated in marble, the jackets confront the tragic reality of those seeking asylum in Australia. The work was acquired by AGSA in 2014.

All photos by Mark Pokorny.

   Someone died trying to have a life like mine   2014  Wombeyan marble, nylon webbing Dimensions variable 

Someone died trying to have a life like mine 2014
Wombeyan marble, nylon webbing
Dimensions variable 

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  Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial   Art Gallery of South Australia  1 March - 11 May 2014   Someone died trying to have a life like mine  was produced for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial ‘Dark Heart’. The large sculptural installation referenced an event on a small Australian territory off the coast of Western Australia, the Cocos Islands. In May of 2013, 28 life jackets washed ashore, presumed to have come from an unsuccessful attempt by asylum seekers to reach Australian soil. Recreated in marble, the jackets confront the tragic reality of those seeking asylum in Australia. The work was acquired by AGSA in 2014.  All photos by Mark Pokorny.
   Someone died trying to have a life like mine   2014  Wombeyan marble, nylon webbing Dimensions variable 
Someone died trying to have a life like mine 07.jpg
Someone died trying to have a life like mine 03.jpg
Someone died trying to have a life like mine 05.jpg
Someone died trying to have a life like mine 08a.jpg
Someone died trying to have a life like mine 04.jpg
Someone died trying to have a life like mine 02a.jpg

Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial 
Art Gallery of South Australia
1 March - 11 May 2014

Someone died trying to have a life like mine was produced for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial ‘Dark Heart’. The large sculptural installation referenced an event on a small Australian territory off the coast of Western Australia, the Cocos Islands. In May of 2013, 28 life jackets washed ashore, presumed to have come from an unsuccessful attempt by asylum seekers to reach Australian soil. Recreated in marble, the jackets confront the tragic reality of those seeking asylum in Australia. The work was acquired by AGSA in 2014.

All photos by Mark Pokorny.

Someone died trying to have a life like mine 2014
Wombeyan marble, nylon webbing
Dimensions variable 

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