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justiceINjustice A collaboration between artists and lawyers

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 19, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Free

Save for a powerful few, save for a few in authority, those seeking justice all too often find injustice. Justice for those on the margins, those who are poor, with a disability or in a minority, is all too often elusive.

justiceINjustice  is  a  unique  collaborative  exhibition  featuring  seven  contemporary  Australian  artists  and  three  lawyers.   Through  the  project  lawyers  and  artists  join  forces  to  explore  several  high  profile  criminal  cases  that  underline  issues   of  injustice  and  marginalisation  including  miscarriages  of  justice,  official  corruption,  wrongful  detention,  investigative   failures  and  mistreatment  of  those  on  the  margins.

justiceINjustice  will  include  the  commissioning  of  six  new  works  developed  through  a  unique  process  of  research  and   collaborative  conversation  between  the  artists  and  lawyers  who  have  been  directly  involved  with  the  particular  case   each  artist  is  addressing.  Case  material,  information  about  the  inner  workings  of  each  case,  the  lawyers’  perspectives,   and  conversations  with  family  members,  have  enabled  the  artists  to  produce  deeply  informed  works  that  give   audiences  new  ways  of  considering  cases  well  known  through  the  media.

Cases  include  the  high  profile  public  interest  cases  of  Cornelia  Rau,  Roni  Levi,  Azaria  Chamberlain,  Eddie  Russell,   Kathleen  Folbigg,  Leanne  Goodall,  Robyn  Hickie  and  Amanda  Robinson.  Cases  have  been  included  with  the   knowledge  or  permission  of  clients  and/  or  their  family  members  wherever  possible.

This  significant  project  has  been  developed  with  lawyers  Karen  Wells,  Ray  Watterson  and  Robert  Cavanagh.   Cavanagh  and  Watterson  are  part  of  the  co-­founding  team  of  the  internationally  acclaimed  University  of  Newcastle   Legal  Centre,  and  are  highly  regarded  for  their  public  interest  advocacy  work.  Wells  developed  her  approach  to  the   practice  of  law  through  working  on  public  interest  cases  whilst  a  student  at  the  Legal  Centre.

On  seeing  Blak  Douglas’  work  A  Dog’s  Breakfast  Ray   Watterson  wrote;  “From  a  ‘collaborators’  point  of  view   it  was  a  moment  I  will  never  forget  when  Adam  (Blak)   revealed  his  stunning  piece  and  I  realised  for  the  first   time  that  what  he  brought  to  life  on  canvas  started   from  a  seed  we  sowed…This  exhibition  will  let   audiences  see  more  about  injustice.  I  hope  the   exhibition  will  also  provoke  more  lawyers  to  do  more   about  injustice.”

“This  remarkable  project  aligns  with  The  Lock-­Up’s   commitment  to  produce  and  present  projects  that   connect  deeply  with  the  community  and  to  use   contemporary  art  practices  and  associated   programming  to  explore  issues  of  social  justice,  history   and  current  politics,  in  ways  that  may  challenge  and   distrupt  audiences,”  The  Lock-­Up’s  Director  Jessi   England  said  of  the  project.

Curated  by  artist  and  criminologist  Carolyn  McKay  (University  of  Sydney  Law  School)  in  collaboration  with  The  Lock-­ Up,  the  exhibition  features  artists  Corinne  Brittain,  Rob  Cleworth,  Blak  Douglas,  John  A  Douglas,  Leah  Emery,  Lezlie   Tilley  and  Richard  Lewer.  Project  Creative  Producer,  Jessi  England.

In  conjunction  with  the  exhibition  a  number  of  associated  events  and  public  programs  have  been  developed  as  part  of   the  project  including;;  Art  &  Law  Putting  Justice  in  Practice  Symposium  in  partnership  with  the  University  of  Newcastle   Law  School  panel  in  partnership  with  Newcastle,  Songs  for  Justice  and  evening  of  music  featuring  musician  Tonch   McIntosh  and  Grace  Turner,  and  a  justiceINjustice  panel  presented  in  partnership  with  the  Newcastle  Writers  Festival.

Details

Date:
April 18
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.thelockup.org.au/

Organiser

The Lock-Up
Phone:
4925 2265
Email:
courtney@thelockup.org.au
Website:
www.thelockup.orga.u

Other

Region
Newcastle

Venue

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street
Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia
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