Illustrating the Nauru files: ‘We have to fight with something’


Artistic depictions of detention, based on Guardian Australia’s publication of leaked files, make you feel a deep kind of horrible about what happened on Nauru

The incident report that Melbourne artist Angela Brennan read had all the names redacted.

It said that at 1.35pm one day on Nauru in March 2015 someone told a staff member two children had become upset in maths class.

Doa 1aAnother family had been medically evacuated to Australia and the children felt left behind.

They, or someone else, had seen another detainee self-harm.

A man saw…

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