All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files @ Fortyfive Downstairs
Jul
31
to Aug 11

All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files @ Fortyfive Downstairs

All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files @ Fortyfive Downstairs  

In 2016 The Guardian published the Nauru Files, which were instrumental in exposing gross violations of basic human rights. The leaked incident reports written by staff highlighted cases of sexual assault, self-harm, child abuse and inhumane living conditions in the government sanctioned facilities. All We Can’t See is an initiative whereby artists are invited to illustrate the leaked Nauru Files, using art to express what cannot be otherwise seen.  Each piece in the exhibition responds to an individual file, individualising and humanising the bureaucratic language of the incident reports. The exhibition showcases the artworks of 30 prominent Australian artists including Janet Laurence, Ben Quilty and Abdul Abdulla.  So much of this narrative has been hidden, go and see what hasn’t been seen. 



31 July – 11 August 2018

Closed Monday

11AM – 5PM Tuesday – Friday

12PM – 4 PM Saturday and Sunday

FREE

 

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Because of Her We Can! @ Melbourne Museum
Jun
30
to Oct 14

Because of Her We Can! @ Melbourne Museum

Because of Her We Can! @ The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum

Because Of Her We Can! opened in conjunction with NAIDOC 2018.  The exhibition celebrates nine First Peoples women from Victoria who have made – and continue to make extraordinary contributions to our communities.

 

30 June – 14 October 2018

10AM-5PM DAILY

Museum Entry - $15

 

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Shevaun Wright, Apologies @ MARS Gallery
Jun
28
to Jul 14

Shevaun Wright, Apologies @ MARS Gallery

Shevaun Wright, Apologies @ MARS Gallery

On the ten year anniversary of Kevin Rudd's Apology, Shevaun Wright's exhibition at MARS Gallery explores the costs of intergenerational trauma, both financial and emotional.

28 June - July 14

10AM-5PM Daily

FREE 

* If you visited the Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism exhibition at ACCA you may recall Wrights piece 'The Rape Contact' in which she used invisible ink to annotate a legal document documenting a rape case.  What resulted was a confronting contrast  between the patriarchal language of the legal system and the individual experience. 

Image: Shevaun Wright, 'Apologies' , 2018. four engraved Perspex sheets on chains , dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne 

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Guerrilla Girls, Portfolio Compleat @ NGV
May
19
to Sep 1

Guerrilla Girls, Portfolio Compleat @ NGV

Guerrilla Girls, Portfolio Compleat @ The National Gallery of Victoria 

The Guerrilla Girls are one of the OG Feminist Art groups, which formed in New York in 1985. The activists use humour, facts and striking visuals to expose the gendered and racial inequality of the art world. This exhibition is a comprehensive record of their work, with 129 projects made between 1985 and 2016. 

19 May - September 2018

10AM-5PM Daily 

FREE 

Image: Guerrilla Girls 'Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?' 1989

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