The creators of a new art exhibition about the high rates of Indigenous incarceration are hoping their work shocks people into finding out more about the issue.
The exhibition also features several installations, including a room full of coloured nooses hanging from the ceiling. A sombre reminder of the high rates of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Indigenous people make up less than 3% of the entire population, yet make up around 27% of the prison population. In the Northern Territory, a shocking 84% of the prison population is Aboriginal.
The Most Gaoled Race on Earth is currently on show at the Lock Up Gallery until April 24. For more details visit their website here.
Allan Clarke is an Indigenous Affairs Reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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