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Dark Heart: Alex Seton


20 Mar 2014


Alex Seton

Someone died trying to have a life like mine, 2013 
Wombeyan marble, nylon webbing, dimensions variable 
© Alex Seton. Courtesy the artist, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

Alex Seton’s work for the Biennial references an incident whereby the lifejackets of 28 asylum seekers were discovered washed-up on Cocos Island off the coast of Western Australia in May 2013. Seton’s solemn marble re-enactment forms an enduring memorial for what he describes as, “simply 28 souls likely lost at sea”.


Dark Heart
2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Curated by Nick Mitzevich
01 March – 11 May 2014
Art Gallery of South Austrlia



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