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Love, Lies and Indoctrination :: Asphyxia
29 Oct - 21 Nov 2021
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Love, Lies and Indoctrination An Exhibition by Asphyxia

Opens Friday 29 October 2021 2021.
On exhibition until Sunday 21 November 2021.
*Auslan Interpreted
*Wheelchair accessible venue


About the Exhibition::
An exploration of the strange customs of our society and the challenge of belonging, when we can’t or won’t follow those customs, perhaps due to feminist ideals, chronic illness, disability, queer identity, or just disagreeing with them.
It’s easy for us to assume that many social conventions are just the natural way of things, and yet when you look closely, many are quite bizarre. Are they healthy for us? Should we find another way to live? These are the questions Asphyxia's artworks hope to provoke and explore through the unique lens of being Deaf, queer, chronically ill and needing to use a wheelchair.

About the Artist ::
Asphyxia is an artist, writer and public speaker. She is the author of Future Girl, winner of the Readings YA Book Award 2021 and shortlisted for numerous other awards, as well as the much loved junior fiction series, The Grimstones. Asphyxia has also been a circus performer and puppeteer, and has recently begun composing music, preparing a Deaf-accessible show for 2022. An avid art-journaler, she loves to share her process to help others benefit from this amazing tool for self-expression, problem-solving, planning, goal-tracking and self-esteem. Deaf since the age of three, Asphyxia learnt to sign when she was eighteen, which changed her life. She is now a Deaf activist, sharing details of Deaf experience and raising awareness of oppression of Deaf people and what we can do to change this. Her free online Auslan course at www.asphyxia.com.au has over 15,000 students.
 

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