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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 8 2018 5:52 AM UTC +00:00.

AU$ 10,294
pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
28
backers
22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 8 2018 5:52 AM UTC +00:00.

About

AUSTRALIA'S LEADING ARTISTS have joined forces for this unique exhibition, illustrating the Nauru Files to raise awareness about the human cost of Australia's offshore detention policy and to call on our nation's leaders to end offshore detention in this year leading up to our next Federal election.

Offshore detention is one of the largest issues plaguing our nation. This unique show provides a powerful platform for the mounting number and volume of Australian voices opposed to the continued abuse of people in our care on Manus Island and Nauru.

We are calling on our leaders for concrete policy change to close the camps and bring the refugees in our care to immediate safety either in Australia or other safe third countries.

Distinguished artists such as Ben Quilty, Janet Laurence, Abdul Abdullah, Caroline Rothwell, Alex Seton, Penny Byrne, Khaled Sabsabi, Angus McDonald and many more, have come together to illustrate individual incident reports from Nauru detention centre in order to speak out about the atrocities being committed in their name, connect their communities with the realities of offshore processing, and to petition for change.  

We are touring the show to Melbourne in July and Adelaide later in the year, but we need your support to make this happen.

Melbourne, 31st July – 11th August at Fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne.

Taking place during Melbourne Art Week, this will be an exhibition of powerful works by Australia’s leading contemporary artists aimed at raising awareness among Australian communities about the devastating human rights abuses taking place in our name in the lead up to our next Federal election.

Coming to Adelaide later in the year, details to be announced soon.

Our Goal

We need your help to cover the production costs of the exhibition. 

$20,000 will cover freight, insurance and installation of artworks from Sydney to Melbourne, and then on to Adelaide. Artworks from the tour will be offered for sale, with all proceeds being donated to Human Rights Law Centre (www.hrlc.org) to continue their important work.

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Distinguished Australian artist Joshua Yeldham has donated two of his Bird of Paradise unique hand carved archival pigment prints to help produce these shows. Pledge $6000 or more to make one of these yours, and help bring this important exhibition to life. 

Joshua Yeldham// Bird of Paradise // unique hand carved archival pigment print on cotton paper
Joshua Yeldham// Bird of Paradise // unique hand carved archival pigment print on cotton paper

Editions 4/28 and 10/28, 116 x 90 cm // 131 x 104 cm (framed in dark wood)

$6,000 each

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The first two pledges of $300 or more will be rewarded with hand illustrated artist editions of Joshua Yeldham's beautiful book Surrender: A journal for my daughter. It is an illustrated chronicle of his life and work and the lessons he has learnt along the way. 

Future Super

Future Super will be matching donations up to $5000 to help us reach our goal! Future Super is Australia's first 100% fossil fuel free super fund, and one of the few funds excludes companies involved in the mandatory offshore detention of refugees. Rated ‘Best For The World’ by B-Corp, Future Super is a passionate group of campaigners, community organisers, superannuation experts and investment professionals committed to creating positive change. Together they're bringing an innovative, customer-focussed approach to superannuation and people-positive investment.

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Kickstarter film credits: Created by Andrew Kaineder. Sound by Adam Hulbert. Footage courtesy Ricky Blank, the Guardian, Angus McDonald and Howling Eagle films.

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    unique hand carved archival pigment print on cotton paper
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    131 x 104 cm (framed in dark wood)

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    Joshua Yeldham, Bird of Paradise

    Distinguished Australian artist Joshua Yeldham has generously donated two of his Bird of Paradise artworks to help produce these shows. Pledge $6000 to make one of these incredible works yours.

    Joshua Yeldham
    Bird of Paradise
    Edition 4/28
    unique hand carved archival pigment print on cotton paper
    116 x 90 cm
    131 x 104 cm (framed in white)

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    • Bird of Paradise // Joshua Yeldham // Edition 4/28
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