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Create a work that examines debates in your society about an ongoing struggle to give voice to the powerless

In 2008, the 20 metre long sculpture The Great Petition was unveiled near the Victorian State Parliament in Melbourne to mark the hundredth anniversary of the women’s right to vote in Victoria, Australia. Artists Susan Hewitt and Penelope Lee were commissioned by the State Government to design a large-scale piece to commemorate the once-dubbed ‘Monster Petition’ signed by 30,000 Victorian women over a period of six weeks in 1891.

In 2019, emerging artists from the University of Melbourne were commissioned to create a work that examines societal debates that represent ongoing struggles to give a voice to the powerless. Their collective responses form a commentary on current Australian and American political ideologies, in particular the ensuing refugee crisis.

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