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SUSAN O’DOHERTY’S EXHIBITION ‘PINNED TO THE WALL’ @ SPOT 81 GALLERY CHIPPENDALE

PINNED TO THE WALL is a highly charged series of new work by Sydney artist Susan O’Doherty that uses discarded domestic items to explore themes of gender inequality and family violence.

Working across assemblage, painting and sculpture, O’Doherty has purposely collected familiar and nostalgic objects to help map her contemporary storytelling and to bring the private into a public message.

Susan O’Doherty began working on this exhibition three years ago collecting objects by design. Her trademark use of vintage items was intentionally chosen and placed to convey harmony or dissonance or something intangible in between. Continue reading SUSAN O’DOHERTY’S EXHIBITION ‘PINNED TO THE WALL’ @ SPOT 81 GALLERY CHIPPENDALE

DON’T HIT ME! – A True Story by Vanessa De Largie

Inset pic- The book cover by Oregon artist Lizzie Russell. The blue blotches  represent tears, sperm, bruises, blood, saliva- a coming undone. Featured- Author and actress Vanessa De Largie
Inset pic- The book cover by Oregon artist Lizzie Russell. The blue blotches represent tears, sperm, bruises, blood, saliva- a woman coming undone. Featured pic- Talented authot, actress and voiceover artist Vanessa De Largie

Oh…some of the roads that we walk down in life are just so painful… And yet there remains this need to communicate what we have been through….so that we, and other wayfarers   may learn from the experience…

Vanessa de Largie went down a long and torturous road whilst she stayed in a relationship with an abusive and violent partner. She documents this time in her life with her book DON’T HIT ME! which she has written from diary notes taken at the time.

The structure is simple. Each page has a subject heading and then her notes/thoughts are detailed below.

It makes for tough reading. The account is raw. De Largie is a straight shooter …

Continue reading DON’T HIT ME! – A True Story by Vanessa De Largie

Rhymes With Silence @ 107 Projects

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Production photos by John Tsioulos

In the literary world, there is a trend toward books of short stories which gel together to create a bigger picture than each tale. Think David Cook’s BATTLE SCARS or IMPROMPTU SCRIBE by Alex Morritt.

Domestic Violence- RHYMES WITH SILENCE has tapped into the zeitgeist and run with it. In this engrossing show, 13 new short plays written by 9 Australian writers and starring 26 actors working with 12 directors cohere for a well realized night at the theatre where the sum is considerably greater than the parts. Continue reading Rhymes With Silence @ 107 Projects