This exhibition features over 30 female artists carefully selected from all over the planet by Hobart emerging artist and curator Laura E. Kennedy. Each was provided with an identically shaped “polygon” panel to work on and the proceeds from sales go to the wonderful Anti-Domestic Violence Charity – White Ribbon.
Right now in Australia, on average one woman is killed as a result of intimate partner violence every week. And countless more live in a constant state of fear and suffering. Globally, White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women. Originating in Canada in 1991, White Ribbon is now active in more than 60 countries.
The Polygon Project seeks to support this most worthy of causes while bringing to Hobart an incredible line-up of international, national and local female talent. Among the ensemble of artists are an internationally renowned blogger (the jealous curator), a writer for urban art bible Juxtapoz Magazine, a New Yorker who loves monsters, tweens and laser eyes, a transgender artist who explores the complex nature of gender identity, an artist who makes her own paint from locally sourced pigments as well as an awe-inspiring and diverse collection of painters, illustrators, printmakers, street and textile artists.
Sales will be available ONLINE from Tuesday 1 November 2016 as well as at the physical exhibition. The proceeds from all artwork prices are 50% artist / 50% White Ribbon.
Friday 4 – Sunday 13 November 2016
9:00am – 5:00pm daily
Friday 4 November 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by David O’Byrne, White Ribbon Ambassador
Saturday 5 November 2016, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Curator Laura E. Kennedy will provide insight into the inspiration behind and the lengthy process of putting together the Polygon Project.