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Hand building clay hearts with artist Penny Ryan

 Pictured: A detail of Penny Ryan's installation  Open Hearts

Pictured: A detail of Penny Ryan's installation Open Hearts

Throughout the day, Moving Nations artist Penny Ryan will be in the gallery space, building clay hearts by hand and teaching others her heart technique.

Ryan's ceramic installation Open Hearts is an ever-growing homage to the refugees trapped in off-shore detention, as each heart represents an individual in detention. So far Ryan has created more than 1468 fired hearts with the assistance of members of the public, from all walks of life. 

Join Ryan to make a heart or inscribe a message into the clay.