March 17, 2023
Content warning: Child sexual abuse
A new video work by Lottie Consalvo will be featured in ‘LOUD SKY’ at The Lock-Up from 31.03. – 21.05.23. Developed with members of the Clergy Abused Network (CAN), the exhibition presents the experiences of survival in the aftermath of trauma; for those immediately affected, family members, and the wider community within the context of the Hunter, a region profoundly impacted by institutional child abuse.
The group show includes the commissioning of five new works developed through a process of research and collaborative conversations with the survivor community. These works have “forged a way of processing this historical trauma and stand as a form of activism against the injustices of those who were affected.”
‘LOUD SKY’ features artists Lottie Consalvo, Peter Gardiner, Fiona Lee, Damien Linnane and Clare Weeks and curated by Dr Rod Pattenden and Dr Kath McPhillips, in collaboration with The Lock-Up and the Clergy Abused Network. There will be an opening event on Friday 31st March 2023 at 6pm.
Image caption:Lottie Consalvo, ‘The Last Arborist’ (video still), 2020, single channel video, 02-49 mins, edition of 5 +1 AP
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