Step Out Against Violence Art Shows Action Against Gender-Based Violence | Border mail


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A group of border women drew on their personal experience to create powerful messages condemning domestic violence for display. The model series, on display at the Art Partners Gallery on David Street, features images of local advocacy, victim impact statements and symbols of survivor strength. A Friday night opening comes as the internationally recognized 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begins. Organizer Liz Marmo said the exhibit will be held in place of Step Out Against Violence Albury-Wodonga. “I am one of the four members of the committee; we had a meeting earlier in the year and we thought there was going to be a logistical problem to try to bring up the march,” she said. declared. “Someone pointed out the artists we had on the committee, and I indicated that I had worked with models. We didn’t want to, we didn’t want to stop the discussion; we still wanted to raise awareness. “Because if we keep the conversation open, people will listen.” Ms. Marmo approached fellow artists Tammy Campbell and Julie Kruger to join the exhibit, who brought their own experiences to the work. They approached Jacinta Mirams at Art Partners Gallery, who supported the cause. IN OTHER NEWS: “Yes, we don’t have the walk, but we have these beautiful, powerful images,” Ms. Marmo said. The exhibit opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and attendees are encouraged to register through the Step Out Facebook page as numbers are limited.

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