Alex Seton’s solo exhibition The Island, surveys work from the past five years of his practice. Presented at the Newcastle Art Gallery, the exhibition contemplates and questions Australia’s role in the asylum debate.
‘The Island’ as a concept can be a safe place of refuge, isolated geographically and ideologically from the humanitarian challenges the world is currently grappling with. Alternatively it can take on a more sinister tone as a place deserted for those who have survived a perilous sea journey only to be marooned, stateless, detained, looking to the horizon for help.
Alex will be at the gallery on Saturday 18 February for the launch and a floor talk with writer and advocate Linda Jaivin from 2pm.
Image credit: Paper Armada 2015 (Detail), Bianca Carrara marble, dimensions variable