David Booth

Enlighten, 2019
Parliament House Canberra

Parliament House at various times over the past 10 years I have experienced moments of deep thought about the strains placed on the peoples and lands of Australia caused by the fractured leadership of our government. So, I’m casting a spell over Parliament House to guide the ship forward by way of artwork. Focusing on the unity and connection of all people by acknowledging injustices (First Australians, the environment, immigration and issues of equality) my drawing projects an optimistic and bright future - one that counteracts the divisive actions of our elected leaders, both historic and current, as a shield of positivity over the entrance to the centre of power in this country.

photos: Beck Selleck, Sujay, Sam Phillips, Sue Alexander.