A change of Federal Government, 2007 by Mark Arundel

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Artist's statement

The Honourable Mr Joe Hockey, Minister for Workplace Relations at the 2007 National Tally Room, Canberra. I caught this photograph of Joe as it became clear the Federal Government had failed to be re-elected. Joe explains, 'The set was like a cauldron. It was incredibly hot, incredibly hot, and then you had what seemed like endless hours of broadcast under the lights and plus we were losing… It was a swirling amphitheatre and it just felt like I was in hell.'