A group exhibition curated by Bridget Kennedy
4th – 27th July 2019
Opening drinks with Pacific Islander singing performance
Thursday 4th June 6 – 8pm
The neck, often seen as a sensual part of the body, a site of vulnerability, is also a site of strength, supporting the heavy head, a conduit to our heart and lungs, providing life; giving oxygen to our bodies, and nourishment through the ingestion of food. At a time when our planet and humanity seems to be suffocating on many fronts, strangled by powerful, self-serving ‘leaders’, Bridget Kennedy invites selected artists to explore the neck as a vehicle for political, social and environmental activation. Exhibiting artists; Melissa Cameron, Melinda Young, Liane Rossler, Pennie Jagiello, Claire McArdle, Peter Deckers, Nicole Robins, Misa Gelin, Shirley Cho, Cara Johnson, Zoe Brand, Kelly McDonald, Vivian Atkinson, Tracey Clement, Vernon Bowden, Renee Pearson, Helena Bogucki, Roseanne Bartley.
The exhibition will be opened by Corinne Fisher, Eco-Justice and Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) Coordinator. The Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) began in recognition of the negative impact climate change was having on the peoples of Kiribati, Tuvalu and islands of the Torres Strait. The PCP strives to facilitate links between concerned people in Australia and Kiribati, Tuvalu and islands of the Torres Strait, the Pacific Islands that are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. PCP is the chosen not-for-profit cause that Bridget Kennedy Project Space will be donating 10% of profits to in 2019. Maria Tiimon, Outreach Officer for PCP and originally from Kiribati, is known as a leader on climate change action and will sing at the opening.