Wendy Bolder is taking a stand.
The artist has set out to shine a light on the issues currently surrounding those still stranded on Nauru.
“As an artist I’ve wanted to somehow respond creatively to bring the message to the public,” she said.
The Ballarat resident is a member of Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) and Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children (GADRC), and has been creating banners as an avenue to better spread her message.
“We want to bring these issues to the forefront, we want to put pressure on the government to change their views on how they treat people looking for asylum.”
Ms Bolder collaborated with Melbourne photographer Paul Dunn, who’s images make up the banners, to present her current installation, ‘We Make a Stand’.
She believes BOAA provides a great opportunity for artists to not only be featured but also be heard.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to spread my message in a creative way, and for other artists to use their art as activism.”
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