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On 19 October 2001, a boat carrying about 400 asylum seekers made for Australia. It was grossly overloaded. It foundered and sank.
Almost all the people on board – mostly women and children – drowned.
The signature work in the exhibition was an array of 153 panels, each 20 cm square, showing the drowning and the drowned. Each panel represents one person who drowned. It would need to be more than twice as big to represent the 353 people who drowned that night.

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