Filling a boat
A paper boat being filled with gravel by a refugee. The gravel weighted the paper boats that lined the declared zone and restricted zones of Brisbane during the G20 summit.
Kelvin Grove
The paper boat and gravel holding trolley that circumnavigated Brisbane's CBD eight times.
Private Keep Out
A political parody of the affronting communication of Operation Sovereign Borders and their "No Way you will not make Australia home" posters
Police surveillance at night
Police patrolling the declared zone border trailed by paper boats
Watch For
A political parody of Abbot Government's vigilant stopping the boat message
Boat on barbwire
The fragility of a boat seeking refuge caught in the barbs of detention
Walking Borders Flotilla
A thousand 2 foot long paper boats were launched into Brisbane river by commandeering a ferry terminal, whilst a choir of hundreds sang "I am a refugee have mercy on me". The spectacle caught the attention of mainstream television.
Activists Walking
Walking borders' arts activists (Scotia and James) walking the declared zone border in 40 degree celsius heat to collect boats on close of installation

Walking Borders is an arts activist project led by arts activist Scotia Monkivitch that utilised metaphor to provoke attention for refugee and asylum seeker rights. Gravel-laden boats were placed in continuous lines along imposed borders of restricted and declared zones of Brisbane’s CBD during the G20 in November 2014. The project explores the lived and metaphoric experience of enforced borders, civic engagement through walking as activism and the relational, corporeal and sensory experience of walking as arts activism. Documentation of Walking Borders involved experimentation with visual recording devices strapped to walking bodies, and recording environmental and bodily traces of walking.