Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei unveiled a 60-metre inflatable rubber raft artwork carrying more than 300 anonymous oversized figures in Sydney highlighting the plight of refugees across the world.

Initially designed for the national gallery of Prague, the artwork titled ‘law of the journey’, is the centre piece of the 2018 Sydney biennale and is made from the same manufactured rubber as that of vessels that carried refugees across the Mediterranean sea.

The artwork is installed on Cockatoo Island, a former shipbuilding site.

The exiled artist is also in Australia promoting his documentary ‘human flow’.