Aylan Kurdi

By Virginia Lowe
Refugee life jacket

He lies on the beach

blue shorts, red tee

Runners on his feet


Not asleep

though he looks it

He won’t be walking

any more


Only three years old

he doesn’t know he’s gone viral

Too late for him


But there are children

in our care

on Nauru

also not running

Dispirited, bored, abused

they feel viral instead


Waratah Lahy Playing in the apocalypse 2020 Ink & watercolour on paper Image size 12 x 14 cm, framed size 42 x [220]

Solastalgia: a review

By Amy Walters

The theme of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s yearly program is ‘solastalgia’ which asks what the response of art will be in face of destruction, dispossession and the climate crisis. The program was kicked off with moving works from Nick Moir, Tony Curran and Waratah Lahy, and Hannah Bronte.