Public Forum: Not Just a Number; Art, Conflict & the Individual

Public Forum: Not Just a Number; Art, Conflict & the Individual

A Panel Discussion with Dr Anna Hirsh, William Kelly, Godwin Bradbeer & Hedy Ritterman.
Chaired by Dr Helen Light AM.

This panel discussion is part of the public program for the exhibition:‘We Are Here’ – fifteen artists explore the notion of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope. Curated by Dr Helen Light AM.

Exhibition Dates: 6 – 29 May 2016

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
corner Glen Eira & Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield, 3162
presented by The Contemporary Collective
www.thecontemporarycollective.com.au

‘We are here’ is a statement of fact, a fierce declaration and the title of the exhibition presented by The Contemporary Collective. The final resonant words of The Partisan Song: Do Not Ever Say – Mir Zehnen Do by Herschel Glick, acknowledge the resilience of human beings in the face of extreme brutality.

This exhibition explores concepts around memorialization and remembrance. A diverse group of 15 accomplished artists have added their personal voices to a universal discussion around persecution and survival. They were given the freedom to push the boundaries of portraiture through their chosen medium.

‘We Are Here’ features photography, painting, jewellery, ceramics and installations by:  Benjamin Armstrong, Irene Barberis, Godwin Bradbeer, Bindi Cole Chocka, Carmella Grynberg, Linde Ivimey, Shoshanna Jordan, Jane Korman, Victor Majzner, Lilianne Milgrom, Hedy Ritterman, Avital Sheffer, Lousje Skala, Linda Wachtel and Guan Wei.