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Kirsty Madden

Kirsty Madden's historical project explores political participation in Timor-Leste during the eras of resistance and free elections since 1975, with the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections being held in 2012. 

Kirsty will be drawing on the Library’s Riley Collection of political ephemera to work with emerging East Timorese author Fabiola de Araujo, creating images and giving voice to the determined struggle for basic political freedoms and humanitarian rights. Her work considers the clandestine catch-cry 'Aluta Kontinua' (The Struggle Continues) through the power of political imagery and oral histories spanning the last four decades.