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Process diary

Gabrielle Holmes

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Armidale

Artwork title
Once again, the facts have been erased
HSC year
2014
ARTEXPRESS year
2015
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

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

See also ARTEXPRESS 2015 Story Sphere