migration 1

Size: A3

Medium: Pencil on bristol board

Year: 2022

Edition: 1

The red-rumped swallow (Cecropis daurica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in open hilly country of temperate southern Europe and Asia. They winter in Africa or India and are vagrants to Christmas Island and northern Australia.

This swallow has been juxtaposed with paper boats, in reference to The Child Migrants’ Memorial at Valletta Waterfront (inaugurated in 2008 to commemorate the 310 Maltese children, mostly boys, who traveled to Australia in search of a better life between 1950 and 1965).

This piece was created as part of the final leg of ‘Take me Home part 3’, which will take place at the M2 Gallery in Sydney, Australia. The Austalia-speicific part of this exhibition focuses being an immigrant and long-distance relationships.

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