Refoulement  and  Last Resort  continue a body of work begun about asylum seekers with   Someone died trying to have a life like mine  , taking up the issue on our shores.  The body of work that composes these exhibitions was shown across four galleries in 2014-15:  Sullivan+Strumpf ,   Sydney;  McClelland Regional Gallery & Sculpture Park ;  Linden Centre for Contemporary Art , Melbourne; and  Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery .  Each of these exhibitions asked us to consider the attempts of people to reach Australia at great personal risk, and the safety and privilege in which we live our day-to-day lives. The works do not offer simple readings of the complex and problematic issue of asylum seekers. Rather inflatable life boats and palm trees embody the double standard at the heart of the issue; they are both rock solid and full of hot air. Upright life jackets stand for the individuals risking their lives at sea to reach our shores, each with their own story.    A Paddle   2014  Wood and Bianco marble  100 x 18 x 4cm

Refoulement and Last Resort continue a body of work begun about asylum seekers with Someone died trying to have a life like mine, taking up the issue on our shores.

The body of work that composes these exhibitions was shown across four galleries in 2014-15: Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney; McClelland Regional Gallery & Sculpture Park; Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; and Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery.

Each of these exhibitions asked us to consider the attempts of people to reach Australia at great personal risk, and the safety and privilege in which we live our day-to-day lives. The works do not offer simple readings of the complex and problematic issue of asylum seekers. Rather inflatable life boats and palm trees embody the double standard at the heart of the issue; they are both rock solid and full of hot air. Upright life jackets stand for the individuals risking their lives at sea to reach our shores, each with their own story.

A Paddle 2014
Wood and Bianco marble
100 x 18 x 4cm

   Life Vest M (Emergency)   2014    Bianco marble  54 x 40 x 30 cm

Life Vest M (Emergency) 2014 
Bianco marble
54 x 40 x 30 cm

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   Durable Solutions 1   2014  Wombeyan Marble, spigots, halyard and steel  140 x 95 x 12 cm

Durable Solutions 1 2014
Wombeyan Marble, spigots, halyard and steel
140 x 95 x 12 cm

  Refoulement   Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney  16 September - 11 October 2014

Refoulement 
Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
16 September - 11 October 2014

   Last Resort   2014  Wombeyan marble, steel, theatre lights  Two pieces: 180 x 110 x 110 cm and 135 x 80 x 80 cm

Last Resort 2014
Wombeyan marble, steel, theatre lights
Two pieces: 180 x 110 x 110 cm and 135 x 80 x 80 cm

   Last Resort   McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park  16 November 2014 - 18 February 2015

Last Resort
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
16 November 2014 - 18 February 2015

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   Last Resort    Linden Centre for Contemporary Art 6 January - 22 February 2015

Last Resort 
Linden Centre for Contemporary Art
6 January - 22 February 2015

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   Odyssey   2014 5.1 surround sound stereo, laptop mixer, single light bulb Infinite soundscape   The immersive sound installation  Odyssey  is a perpetually evolving computerised soundscape recreating the harrowing sounds of being caught in a heavy storm at sea. The work premiered at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art as part of  Last Resort . A single globe hanging in the centre of the room provided the only visual focus for the audience to gather together and listen to the tumult.

Odyssey 2014
5.1 surround sound stereo, laptop mixer, single light bulb
Infinite soundscape

The immersive sound installation Odyssey is a perpetually evolving computerised soundscape recreating the harrowing sounds of being caught in a heavy storm at sea. The work premiered at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art as part of Last Resort. A single globe hanging in the centre of the room provided the only visual focus for the audience to gather together and listen to the tumult.

  Refoulement  and  Last Resort  continue a body of work begun about asylum seekers with   Someone died trying to have a life like mine  , taking up the issue on our shores.  The body of work that composes these exhibitions was shown across four galleries in 2014-15:  Sullivan+Strumpf ,   Sydney;  McClelland Regional Gallery & Sculpture Park ;  Linden Centre for Contemporary Art , Melbourne; and  Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery .  Each of these exhibitions asked us to consider the attempts of people to reach Australia at great personal risk, and the safety and privilege in which we live our day-to-day lives. The works do not offer simple readings of the complex and problematic issue of asylum seekers. Rather inflatable life boats and palm trees embody the double standard at the heart of the issue; they are both rock solid and full of hot air. Upright life jackets stand for the individuals risking their lives at sea to reach our shores, each with their own story.    A Paddle   2014  Wood and Bianco marble  100 x 18 x 4cm
   Life Vest M (Emergency)   2014    Bianco marble  54 x 40 x 30 cm
03 Alex Seton_Sept 2014_Life Vest M-Emergency_SullivanStrumpf_Sydney.jpg
   Durable Solutions 1   2014  Wombeyan Marble, spigots, halyard and steel  140 x 95 x 12 cm
  Refoulement   Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney  16 September - 11 October 2014
   Last Resort   2014  Wombeyan marble, steel, theatre lights  Two pieces: 180 x 110 x 110 cm and 135 x 80 x 80 cm
   Last Resort   McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park  16 November 2014 - 18 February 2015
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   Last Resort    Linden Centre for Contemporary Art 6 January - 22 February 2015
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Alex Seton_Jan2015_Last Resort_Linden_install+01.jpg
   Odyssey   2014 5.1 surround sound stereo, laptop mixer, single light bulb Infinite soundscape   The immersive sound installation  Odyssey  is a perpetually evolving computerised soundscape recreating the harrowing sounds of being caught in a heavy storm at sea. The work premiered at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art as part of  Last Resort . A single globe hanging in the centre of the room provided the only visual focus for the audience to gather together and listen to the tumult.

Refoulement and Last Resort continue a body of work begun about asylum seekers with Someone died trying to have a life like mine, taking up the issue on our shores.

The body of work that composes these exhibitions was shown across four galleries in 2014-15: Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney; McClelland Regional Gallery & Sculpture Park; Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; and Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery.

Each of these exhibitions asked us to consider the attempts of people to reach Australia at great personal risk, and the safety and privilege in which we live our day-to-day lives. The works do not offer simple readings of the complex and problematic issue of asylum seekers. Rather inflatable life boats and palm trees embody the double standard at the heart of the issue; they are both rock solid and full of hot air. Upright life jackets stand for the individuals risking their lives at sea to reach our shores, each with their own story.

A Paddle 2014
Wood and Bianco marble
100 x 18 x 4cm

Life Vest M (Emergency) 2014 
Bianco marble
54 x 40 x 30 cm

Durable Solutions 1 2014
Wombeyan Marble, spigots, halyard and steel
140 x 95 x 12 cm

Refoulement 
Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
16 September - 11 October 2014

Last Resort 2014
Wombeyan marble, steel, theatre lights
Two pieces: 180 x 110 x 110 cm and 135 x 80 x 80 cm

Last Resort
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
16 November 2014 - 18 February 2015

Last Resort 
Linden Centre for Contemporary Art
6 January - 22 February 2015

Odyssey 2014
5.1 surround sound stereo, laptop mixer, single light bulb
Infinite soundscape

The immersive sound installation Odyssey is a perpetually evolving computerised soundscape recreating the harrowing sounds of being caught in a heavy storm at sea. The work premiered at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art as part of Last Resort. A single globe hanging in the centre of the room provided the only visual focus for the audience to gather together and listen to the tumult.

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