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Heads from the North

Posted by
Stephen Skok (ASCOT VALE, Australia) on 18 October 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

While in Canberra I came across this remarkable work in the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Garden. Heads from the North is a permanent installation by Dadang Christanto, an Indonesian artist now living in Australia.

The heads are Indonesian civilians fleeing from military sanctioned violence during the 'disturbances' in 1965-66. Many thousands were brutally killed in vendettas that sought to settle political, communal and personal differences.

Shot on my 'best' camera. My iPhone4, the one I had with me when I saw this photo opportunity. ;-)

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