Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A secret Asylum Seeker sculpture was planted outside The Age bulding in Melbourne, early Monday morning, 25th August.

The life size, wooden sculpture was planted undetected, directly in front of The Age building, depicting a saddened mother holding baby child, wrapped in barbed wire, with burnt in words including 'Compassion, Empathy, Mercy, Refugee' , and 'A gift to all refugees of the world', among many more.

Admired by the public in the early hours of the morning, the beautiful sculpture was removed by two Fairfax Media staff at 9am, wheeled in through the main foyer of The Age bulding, and taken to an undisclosed location.

Security at The Age claim they have no knowledge of who the artist is or how the sculpture was planted undetected.

Despite public pressure and questioning throughout the week via phone, radio and social media, The Age have not reported any information as to whereabouts of the sculpture or what is to happen to it.

Posted on social media by The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, The Greens Adam Bandt, Hunters & Collectors Mark Seymour, Gotye, and many more, this one image of the sculpture has been liked tens of thousands of times, with countless shares and comments of praise, and a clear desire to find out more information from The Age, still with no response.

This is a beautiful work of art with an important message of compassion, empathy and peace, that must be released for the world to see.

Please direct any questions to: [email protected]


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