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'Australia is preoccupied with refugees and asylum seekers who come by boat and who have been continuously dehumanised and demonised. The refugees are damaged figures. They are marooned on islands in out-of-sight and out of mind locations. Many more are suffering in plain sight in the community with increasing mental health problems. In The Invisible, five artists come together to transform their refugee experiences through art. In this state of transformation, refugees are given voice and are able to heal the wound in the narrative gap that silences them.'

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    y separately published work icon Sydney PEN Magazine November 2017 13454980 2017 periodical issue

    'The 2017 PEN International Congress in Lviv opened soberly with the honouring of long-time PEN case list member Liu Xiaobo. Afterwards came acknowledgement of PEN campaigners from across the world who had died in the previous year – Rosie Scott was, of course, among the writers honoured and remembered. Twenty months after the horrific murder of 12 staff members at the offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the Congress grappled with the tension contained in PEN’s charter between our core commitment to freedom of expression and our commitment as PEN members to dispel hatred. A legalistic paper generated out of the PEN International Peace Committee failed to secure immediate support, and a consultative group from across PEN’s membership has been formed to draft a paper for consideration at the 2018 Congress.' (President's Report introduction)

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