Refugee debate finds permanent voice in major acquisition

Alexander Seton’s marble life jackets are among 10 new acquisitions by the Art Gallery of SA in the wake of the Adelaide Biennale.
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This moving work by Alexander Seton has been acquired by the AGSA. © Alex Seton. Courtesy the artist, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, and Sullivan + Strumpf Sydney.

The Art Gallery of South Australia has announced the acquisition of 10 artworks from the recent 2014 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Dark Heart, including a poignant and politically charged work by Sydney sculptor Alexander Seton.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina