Crossing Depths to Where Sky is Just Sky

 

11/07/17 - 08/08/17

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 9.00pm
Saturday - 9.30am - 3.00pm
Sunday - 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Waverley Library Galleries (atrium)

An exhibition by Jackie Benney and Lorne Johnson

Delivered to pink and orange and cyan and yellow and pink and orange and cyan and yellow… Their hearts are lifted by winds racing across the Aegean…

God’s palms rise from warming depths…

In Crossing Depths to Where Sky is Just Sky, Jackie Benney and Lorne Johnson hope to shed realistic and imagined light on the plight ofSyrian refugees and the exodus from their homeland. This exodus has become one of the largest migrations of people since WWII. Géricault’s The Raft of theMedusa, depicts the savagery and promise of forced journeys - this was a great source of inspiration. We also found ourselves challenged by Michelet, who said, "our whole society is aboard the raft of the Medusa…" As observers,we hope to respectfully represent those stateless peoples of 2017."