To Do Justice: The Great Australian Asylum-Seekers Game – Jane Lyons

27 February, 2020

Those working to champion the rights of asylum-seekers, in the Australian legal system today, exemplify the theme, ‘Do Justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God’.
I hit on Snakes & Ladders to express the two-steps-forward and ten-steps-back nature of their work as they struggle against Australian official policy.
This is anything but a game, as our government continues to break its international obligations, mislead the public in demonising those already victims, and incarcerating innocent people, including children.
The brightly patterned squares draw the viewer in only to find a darker message. It must first stand as a compelling work of art.