While my animation is light, bright and humorous at first glance, upon further inspection it deals with a heavy and tragic subject matter. Welcome? explores and exposes the hypocrisy present in Australian society regarding immigration and refugees. I was particularly perturbed by ongoing reports of how asylum seekers and refugees are treated by the Australian Government and viewed by much of the Australian public. Welcome? highlights the hypocrisy of Australians, who are here living the good life but are unwilling to share it with other less fortunate people.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.