We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Gabrielle Holmes Once again, the facts have been erased

Work by Gabrielle Holmes
Work by Gabrielle Holmes
Work by Gabrielle Holmes

Censorship is an issue we all deal with. Limited access to information is a form of manipulation by certain governments, in particular the Chinese. Ai Weiwei is an outspoken critic of Chinese political and social restrictions. He is openly critical of his government’s stance on human rights and democracy. I have visually represented this by covering the content of current world newspapers but allowing Ai’s words to shine through. This symbolises that no matter how people attempt to control and restrict him, his hope of a better China is always evident. After all, his favourite word is ‘act’.

Influencing artists: Ai Weiwei, Louise Hopkins

School

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Armidale

ARTEXPRESS year

2015

HSC year

2014

Process diary

Work by Gabrielle Holmes
Work by Gabrielle Holmes
Work by Gabrielle Holmes