Show shines light on a weighty issue

March 25 2016 - 8:00pm
TRIBUTE: A detail of John Peart's Tapestry, donated by Orica Limited at the Newcastle Art Gallery.

THE Lock-Up fulfils its mission statement in the present exhibition project, using its many historically loaded spaces for a highly politicised polemic. Its subject is the shocking and shameful fact that Australia’s original population is currently ‘The most gaoled race on earth’. This is brought to visual life in an artistic collaboration between white academic Adam Geczy and black artist activist Blak Douglas.