The Water Carriers

Fintan Magee, the Melbourne-based artist, created a new mural titled “The Water Carriers” in Sydney, Australia. He used acrylic paint and two mirrors to create it, his inspiration was an image of Syrian refugee children that he took from a discarded newspaper clipping.

“The work shows seven Syrian refugee children, at first they appear as regular children but as you step deeper into the space the mirrors we installed distort the image and you discover that the line of children stretches infinitely. The children wait to fill empty water vessels which is a symbol for the healing component. The work comments on the scale of the current refugee crisis and echo’s a cynical view on how history repeats itself. ”

Fintan Magee

~ By Fintan Magee ~ Sydney, Australia – Photo:

Fintan Magee Sydney Australia

~ By Fintan Magee ~ Sydney, Australia – Photo:

Fintan Magee Sydney

~ By Fintan Magee ~ Sydney, Australia – Photo:

More information about Fintan Magee and his work will be up tomorrow 🙂

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  1. kevincameronartist · December 1, 2015

    Wow..this is awesome…think I’ll share it on my facebook page!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ancestreats · December 4, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this piece. The interactivity invokes a powerful statement on this crisis and its growing scale. (R)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jaz · December 16, 2015

    Hi.Where can I see this amazing piece?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aneta Somvarska · December 18, 2015

      Hi Jaz, unfortunately I could not find the exact address of this piece, not even Fintan Magee himself didn’t publish the exact location 😦
      Sorry about that! Have a nice day!


  4. southamptonoldlady · June 4, 2016

    That is original and so powerful

    Liked by 1 person

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