On behalf of the 131st refugee on Manus island I present a third artwork of Mr Sha Sarwari. "Asylum Seeker" is a boat made of newspaper and cardboard with the handwritten text of Mr Sarwari's own story of seeking asylum written over the news stories.
I support Mr Sarwari's call to draw attention to the untold and unheard narratives of the asylum seeker. The stories coming out of Manus Island and Nauru are ones of extreme cruelty and despair. Close the offshore detention centres and bring the men, women and children trapped there to Australia.