Brenda Liddiard

The Survivor Series


This series of small paintings was inspired by media stories and images, mostly from Europe, depicting the people lucky enough to be rescued, or to reach shore themselves, after their completely inadequate vessels broke up or sank.

I created them for the Art for Change exhibition, Where Shall We Call Home?, which raised awareness of this crisis, and funds (almost $20,000) for refugee resettlement in New Zealand. The exhibition took place at Depot Artspace, Auckland, in June/July 2017.