Portraits of resilience and transformation
Wed 23 Jan 6pm
Wed 23 Jan 7pm
daily 9.30am - 4.30pm
Unbroken is Australia's first documentary-involved project where body painting and stories of trauma collide. The exhibition is inclusive and empowering, celebrating ten Australians (of whom three are members of LGBTQIA+ communities) who have found greater strength within themselves following personal hardship or challenge and addressing issues such as sexuality and gender (including trans and non-binary experiences), disability, suicide, mental illness, asylum seeking, homelessness and sexual assault to name a few.
The project is inspired by kintsugi, a Japanese art form using gold to enhance broken ceramic in a way that accentuates the cracks, a symbol of the beauty to be found in imperfection and impermanence. Unbroken's diverse cast each have an amazing story to share and this exhibition allows them to tell their stories while providing them and the audience with a unique, intimate and intersectional cultural space to develop empathy and understanding.
Queer participants Lady Zee and Achala will perform at the opening night event in celebration of their stories and Unbroken.
Photo by Leo Klein