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Created and Sold by Helen Bodycomb

Helen Bodycomb

World Within, World Without - Public Mosaics

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This artwork reflects the constellations above Victoria at 11am on 16 November 2009, when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made his national apology to the ‘Forgotten Australians’. Wattle blossoms represent the 1000 most visible stars and planets, one for every 100 children who were in Victorian state care.

We remember the thousands of children who, up until the 1990s, grew up in Victorian orphanages, children’s homes and foster homes, and were separated from their families and deprived of love and nurturing. Many were frightened, abused and neglected by a system responsible for their safety and wellbeing. We acknowledge the many shattered lives and the courage and strength of those who survived.

Item World Within, World Without
Created by Helen Bodycomb
As seen in Southbank Promenade, Southbank, Australia