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Myuran Sukumaran: Another Day in Paradise

6 July - 16 September


Free exhibition organised by Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Curated by Ben Quilty and Michael Dagostino.

Another Day in Paradise is the first major exhibition by Myuran Sukumaran along with a series of newly commissioned artworks by leading Australian artists, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Taloi Havini, Khaled Sabsabi, Matthew Sleeth.

It presents the significant body of work produced while incarcerated in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison, Denpasar and during the final 72 hours of his life spent on Nusa Kambangan Island. For Myuran, painting was a means of communicating with the world and a redemptive practice. He produced work prolifically under unimaginable and extraordinary circumstances, leaving an artistic legacy that speaks to the power of art to heal, and proving that people can change.

The five new Australian commissioned artworks are explorations of Myuran’s life and practice, the nature of incarceration and the death penalty. They respond to and build on the powerful paintings Myuran produced during his short career, and speak to justice systems in Australia and globally.

Another Day in Paradise invites us to consider how art has the power to provoke change and how justice could be sought if, rather than punishment and penalty; human rights and rehabilitation were at its core.

Artists: Myuran Sukumaran , Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Taloi Havini, Khaled Sabsabi, Matthew Sleeth

Campbelltown Arts Centre is a cultural facility of Campbelltown City Council and is assisted by the NSW Government thought Create NSW and by the Federal Government though Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.  

Image: Myuran Sukumaran, Self Portrait, Time is Ticking (detail), 25 April 2015. oil on canvas, 100 x 80cm. Photograph: Mim Stirling/Myuran Sukumaran

Myuran Sukumaran. Untitled self portrait  (detail) 2015 Photograph Mim Stirling tile