2020 Covid Quilt – Ring of Steel

This work is a direct response to the closed borders and the ring of steel that was imposed around metropolitan Melbourne. During this time I was in Mildura looking after elderly parents in a border community, where a bridge connected the town to New South Wales, and South Australia was only 100km away. I could return to my home in Melbourne, but the ring of steel would prevent me returning to Mildura should my parents require urgent attention. As restrictions eased for border communities my Melbourne address would prevent me crossing in to New South Wales. I was landlocked.