You'll Know It When You Feel It
19 May 2023
Join us in the gallery on Friday 19 May for the opening of You’ll Know It When You Feel It.
The evening will feature several performances including spoken word by community organiser and passionate freedom fighter Ruby Wharton.
You’ll Know It When You Feel It is a socially engaged art project that seeks to resist bureaucratic representations of women whose lives intersect with the prison industrial complex.
Co-created by Raphaela Rosella with several women in her life, this intimate archival project has emerged over fifteen years. From phone calls to photographs, the exhibition unveils the ineptitude of ‘official records’ and examines their co-created archive as a site of resistance.
Presented in partnership with advocacy organisation Sisters Inside, You’ll Know It When You Feel It will be accompanied by a series of community-engaged programs led by contemporary Meriam/Munbarra artist and prison abolitionist Boneta-Marie Mabo – including performances, panel discussions, artist talks, and workshops.
Raphaela Rosella with Dayannah Baker Barlow, Kathleen Duncan, Gillianne Laurie, Tammara Macrokanis, Amelia Rosella, Nunjul Townsend, Laurinda Whitton, Tricia Whitton, and family.
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The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. We welcome guide and support dogs.
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