praise for enough


“Colin Vickery has provided visual messages loaded with foreboding and ambiguity. He encourages us, the viewers, to interpret these with particular or general events from our knowledge and understanding of politics and warfare.

"There is little doubt he provokes passion. Is it enough to provoke action?

"It is quite clear that Vickery has worked with that intention and therein lies his measure of success.”

John Langmore National President – United Nations Association of Australia


“In these troubled times, it is easy to feel powerless, to think that the individual can do nothing in the face of widespread injustices around the world.

"With Enough, Colin Vickery has created a unique art series that is a bold personal statement on these crucial human rights issues.

"He is to be congratulated on making such a powerful, deeply felt response.”

Tim Costello – Chief Executive, World Vision Australia


"There is a long tradition of people using art to address issues of human rights and strengthen the struggle for human rights. Art can give voice to those who have been silenced, to personalise tragedies and build insight and understanding. It can illustrate complex issues, expose people to arguments and ideas they may otherwise not have seen - or have taken seriously. Art can dramatise people's experiences of human rights violations - as well as their hopes and their defiance - and, in so doing, it can take the issues past the defences and preconceptions of its audience. Through people's engagement with the work, they can begin a conversation about the issues, and stimulate broader debate in the community about the principles at stake. Art can change people's minds.

"Such is the case with Colin Vickery's excellent body of work entitled "Enough". Presenting both a wider ackowledgement of the universality of human rights as well as an intensely personal reflection on how these suppressions of freedom affect us individually, Colin has created a broad but passionate canvas upon which we can each consider the implications of human rights abuses and how we each might contribute to organisations such as Amnesty International in their stoic defence of these fundamental freedoms".

Grahame Ryan, National Donor Liaison Manager, Amnesty International Australia