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Eaten Fish has been drawing since he was the age of 4. He is selftaught, having honed his craft over decades. Now incarcerated in Australia’s immigration detention camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, he is dedicated to continuing his art practice. Art, for Eaten Fish is a matter of survival. On 17 August 2012, both houses of the Australian Parliament passed legislation to allow offshore ‘processing’ of people seeking asylum in Nauru and Papua New Guinea. On 19 July 2013, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced a ‘Regional Resettlement Arrangement’ with Papua New Guinea where all people seeking asylum arriving on or after 19 July 2013 would be transferred to Manus Island or Nauru and would never be settled in Australia.