Gerringong artist puts refugees’ struggles in the spotlight

Gerringong's Megan Seres.
Gerringong's Megan Seres.

A Gerringong artist has joined a group of more than 30 Australian artists who are giving a human face to refugees detained on Nauru. 

Megan Seres’ work features in the exhibition named ‘All We Can't See’, which is made up of a collection of artworks aiming to raise awareness of the impact Australia's offshore processing policies, have had on refugees.

When documents detailing more than 2000 incidents at Nauru detention centre were leaked in 2016, they exposed details of self-harm, sexual assault, child abuse, hunger strikes, assaults and other injuries. 

“I am incredibly honoured to be part of this powerful exhibition,” Ms Seres said.

“All We Can't See was initiated by Arielle Gamble and Daniel New with the help of Morna Seres, Georgie Bright and Heidi Forbes, and supported by the Human Rights Watch, responding to the harrowing events on Nauru.”

A portion of the proceeds raised from the sale of the artworks will go to Human Rights Watch. 

“Each artist is donating part or all of the sales. I was very lucky to have my work sell on opening night and was able to give $2,500 to the cause,” she said.

“By giving a visual response to the horrors endured by children, women and men, I hope we have contributed by calling attention to and making a difference for these people in desperate need of our help.”

The exhibition runs until February 10 at The Yellow House 57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point. 

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