Wednesday, February 16, 2011

End Detention of Children

'Sign of the Times', Mosaic tiles on board, Helen Wallace, 2002, photographed by Candice Herne, 2011

I am so sad. See the date on this artwork.We haven't come very far have we. I bought this artwork at a Student Exhibition at the Brisbane Institute of Art where I was an Art Student, in 2002. Now it's rearing it's ugly head again. How hard is it. Don't put children in Detention. Most of these children have gone through enough trauma coming to the lucky country. When will humanity take over, it is not OK to let these children wither away in isolation, dispair, fear, pain and terror, no matter where they come from, no matter what their circumstances. I'm ashamed to be Australian or even part of the human race when I hear what decisions Adult's make for innocent, vulnerable children, in the Western World.


Sophie Munns said...

Well said Candy!
Realy important issue to discuss and love that you actually made such a purchase from a student and have it to raise the topic...
your blog is looking so fresh and what a great thing where you wrote teaching one child at a time...they so need this!'

Bravo to you!
ps flat out of late... hardly surfaced!Go well!

Anonymous said...

Candy - good on you for posting this and I agree wholeheartedly with Sophie's comment. One of the things I experience every time I travel is the humanity and shear generous nature of people in other countries. Then I come home and see the petty things we do back over here (from the very small day-to-day to the large scale beuracratic idiocy), it too makes me cringe. You are not alone.

Candice Herne said...

Thanks for your support girls! In the words of my Natropath the Western World is Stupid Candyxx