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Broken Bodies


A collaborative exhibition based on narratives collected as part of the TAS Infant Feeding Study (2012)

Start Date

Nov 24, 2017

End Date

Dec 3, 2017


Plimsoll Gallery


The exhibition is a based-on research led by Dr Jennifer Ayton from the University of Tasmania (UTAS) School of Medicine-Public Health, and her desire to return the research to the community in a very different way.

This is a collaboration with the UTAS School of Creative Arts, The Plimsoll Gallery, local and interstate artists, and the Institute for the Study of Social Change-School of Social Sciences.

The Broken Bodies project reinterprets over 120 Tasmanian mothers  narratives collected as part of the TAS Infant Feeding Study (2012) into expressive art forms each responding to the women’s powerful experiences and sense of loss around feeding their babies.

The artists will use a combination of mediums; audio, performance, installation, video, music, sculpture, and ceramics to give a creative voice to the narratives.

* Jennifer Ayton, TAS
* Anna Williams, TAS
* Leigh Tesch, TAS
* Eva Nilssen, TAS
* Elissa Wilson, TAS
* Janine Miller, TAS
* Nat Grant, VIC

Curatorial consultant: Eliza Burke

Senior Lecturer, Tasmanian School of Creative Art (Hunter Street) and partnership development: Lucy Bleach

Floor talk: Dr Jennifer Ayton, 5:30 - 6:00pm
Opening night: Friday 24th, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

On opening night there will be live performances.

Exhibition dates: Friday 24 November - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Gallery Hours: Mon - Sun 12pm - 5pm (during exhibitions)
Closed Public holidays

Jennifer Ayton, drip feed, raku fired ceramics, copper, blue and green glazed. dimensions variable, 2017

Jennifer Ayton, drip feed, raku fired ceramics, copper, blue and green glazed. dimensions variable, 2017
Janine Miller, Untitled, soft sculpture, women’s stockings, recovered parts of discarded domestic appliances, fabric scraps, polystyrene balls, fibre fill and false eyelashes. dimensions variable, 2017