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Working Under the Shadow of Happiness

From Tue 28 September 2021
Until Sat 11 December 2021
Community Exhibition
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
09/28/2021 10:00am 12/11/2021 4:00pm Working Under the Shadow of Happiness ‘Working Under the Shadow of Happiness’ explores the notion of happiness within the lives of people with disability or mental health issues.  Tristana Fitzgerald, Lynne Kells and Owen Renfrey are artists from a community art group at Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, who have worked in a variety of media including printmaking, painting, photography, drawing and prose.  The artists in this exhibition each offer a highly nuanced account of living as a person with a disability, presenting an alternative perspective to the pervasive view that the difficulties of disability must result in misery.  Concentrating on the fact disability and mental health issues are no barrier to achievement, satisfaction and contentment, the artists provide the opportunity for you to participate in an exploration of happiness.  This exhibition is supported by the City of Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants program and Rotary Club of Balwyn. Image credit: Tristana Fitzgerald, detail of ‘A walk in the park’, 2019, lino print and collage, 58 x 38cm, image courtesy of the artist. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

‘Working Under the Shadow of Happiness’ explores the notion of happiness within the lives of people with disability or mental health issues. 

Tristana Fitzgerald, Lynne Kells and Owen Renfrey are artists from a community art group at Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, who have worked in a variety of media including printmaking, painting, photography, drawing and prose. 

The artists in this exhibition each offer a highly nuanced account of living as a person with a disability, presenting an alternative perspective to the pervasive view that the difficulties of disability must result in misery. 

Concentrating on the fact disability and mental health issues are no barrier to achievement, satisfaction and contentment, the artists provide the opportunity for you to participate in an exploration of happiness. 

This exhibition is supported by the City of Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants program and Rotary Club of Balwyn.

Image credit: Tristana Fitzgerald, detail of ‘A walk in the park’, 2019, lino print and collage, 58 x 38cm, image courtesy of the artist.
Category
Visual Arts