ACE Open

Kate Blackmore

Girls

Step into the world of four fourteen-year-old girls with Kate Blackmore’s intimate and insightful work, Girls (2014). Originally commissioned by Campbelltown Art Centre, Girls sees Blackmore collaborate with a group growing up in Claymore, a public housing estate in Sydney’s South West. In a research paper published by Griffith University, Claymore is described as “the most disadvantaged community in Australia” due to its high rates of crime, alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy and intergenerational welfare dependency. Through interviews and observations, Blackmore exposes the specific attitudes and behaviours the girls have developed as a way of surviving within their stigmatised community.

8 Sep - 30 Sep

ACE Open

Lion Arts Centre Adelaide

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