My vision is to give hope. To document the invisible lives, drowned by society’s attempts to maintain normalcy through keeping their eyes shut, pretending that lives don’t exist, referring to them as numbers.
Located in the former Sacred Heart Convent and supported by the Ballarat Welcome Centre, “In the Process of Healing” are two immersive site-specific installations of photography and sound, which tell a story of hope and survival of one local family seeking asylum in Australia and separately, survivors of clergy sexual abuse. With their faces hidden, the images convey a sense of fear and hope towards the healing journey. Listen the interview on ABC Radio Ballarat
“Very theatrical, stimulating. When you go to the room, the ‘Chair of nails’ is very stark, but very evocative too. Most theatrically exciting thing for me was coming out of this room and having to walk through the photographs again, and see them in a different emotional state of mind. Beautifully theatrically presented.” Al Wunder