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Create a work that rails against social injustice through its clarion call to freedom

In the early 1970s, adman George Lois approached Bob Dylan with the autobiography of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, an American-Canadian middleweight boxer who was convicted of triple murder in 1966. In 1975, Dylan released an eight-minute protest song, Hurricane, about ‘the man the authorities came to blame, for somethin' that he never done.’

In 2019, emerging artists from the University of Melbourne were commissioned to also create a work that rallies against social injustice through a clarion call to freedom. Their responses form a commentary on such modern injustices as treatment of asylum seekers and misogynist behaviour.


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