Socio-political critique by artists on issues ranging from the intimate to the global has a long tradition within the field of painting. This research investigates the potential role of the artist as one who can challenge, provoke and respond via a variety of media and technologies, highlighting the global and humanitarian consequences of non-action. For Evil to Triumph ll by Sylvia Ross references the silence of oppressed peoples under conservative rule. The work creates a visual and conceptual polarity of Australia through its exploration of Colonial women in contrast with coastal indigenous communities of the remote north. The work, which incorporates both visual and textual elements, challenges standard definitions of drawing via the avoidance of traditional drawings materials and the subsequent piercing of the drawing surface. The significance of For Evil to Triumph ll is evidenced by its selection for the International Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, a touring exhibition with associated seminars including the work of artists from three countries.