Powerful Hume exhibition highlights family violence

The Hume community has created a digital exhibition about family violence in the City, in the hope that it will spark debate and raise awareness about the issue.

Hume Mayor Councillor Drew Jessop said the One in Three: Poetry Corners exhibition looks at the experience of family violence in Hume from the point of view of a victim, child, perpetrator and bystander.

“This incredible and confronting exhibition explores the complexities of family violence across all communities in Hume, particularly residents from a CALD background,” Cr Jessop said.

“The exhibition, which is being hosted at the Craigieburn Hume Global Learning Centre’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen gallery, will undoubtedly urge the Hume community to discuss the issue of family violence more openly and discourage turning a blind eye to it.”

The exhibition is a unique multi-screen installation that presents poems written and performed by local community members aged 4 to 81 years.

“A single act of violence can ruin lives and affect a large number of people, and Hume City Council and community members will do all we can to end the abuse which hides beyond fences and behind walls,” Cr Jessop said.

“The exhibition will coincide with both International Women's Day and Harmony Day in Hume to further drive the message that family violence is unacceptable.”

Poetry Corners is proudly supported by the State Government’s Community Crime Prevention initiative, Northern Community Legal Centre, Oorja Foundation, Hume City Council and filmmaking collective Some Kind of Squirrel Productions.

For more information and to follow the journey of this work and those involved visit www.hume.vic.gov.au/exhibition

One in Three: Poetry Corners Exhibition

Dates: Thursday 9 February - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Location: Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn

75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery opening hours

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

*Not open on public holidays

Posted on 2:00 PM, 2 February 2017

Updated : 4:08 PM, 2 February 2017

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