For his new project Melbourne-based artist, Nicholas Mangan looks to the tiny South Pacific island of Nauru. At just 21km², the Republic of Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation. Its troubled history includes temporary, fabulous wealth from phosphate mining, status as a tax haven and money laundering hub in the 1990s, and home to an immigration detention centre as part of the Howard Government’s ‘Pacific Solution’. Nauru is the starting point for a richly imaginative installation incorporating found objects, collages and video, as Mangan explores the idea that “the middle of nowhere is the centre of everything”.
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