"Van T Rudd promotes ideas that are dangerous to Australia" (Neil Mitchell, 3AW Radio)
"Off to Christmas Island." (2015)
This sculpture, made in 2015 and exhibited in Northcote Gallery in the same year, is a reference to the holiday period and the joy that many children feel as they take off school for holidays. However, some end up in Australia's refugee detention system and suffer for indeterminate periods along with all the other refugees illegally detained. This work is particularly inspired by the teachers' strike at Yeronga State High School, November 17, 2015, to free 21-year-old Mojgan Shamsalipoor from immigration detention. This exhibition turned grabbed the attention of many that passed by - it was a busy street!!
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