20 September - 14 October 2012
curated by Andre Flament
Balsiene, Philippa Bolton, Angela Butler, Andre Flament, Joolie Green, Rose
Beyond the trauma of the act itself - when it happens, how it happens - here is an artistic
exploration of the aftermath of sexual abuse.
Like a car-crash, there is an impact and there is a drift...
In Aftermath, 6 artists have
conveyed representations of the aftermath of sexual abuse as experienced by others,
or through their own experiences.
Aftermath is an exhibition about
stories of survival, daily struggle & hardship, but also of healing and
from graphic descriptions or representations
of the act itself, artists gathered for Aftermath are exploring what it really
means to survive trauma.
Understandably, it seems that people
who have not suffered from such an experience are at best able to comprehend
the crudity and cruelty of the act itself; the psychological dismay it leaves
the victims in is difficult to understand from
"This journey into mental landscapes
and worlds of untold stories is a way to deal with the day to day hardships. It
is also a way to share with loved ones and the wider community this experience,
which is often silent. Let's bridge
the gap between survivors and outsiders of
sexual abuse. Let's see the art and chat about it." Andre Flament
Flament graduated from the Sorbonne with a Diploma in Specialised Advanced
Studies In European And International
Management (2002) and has been working as
an IT consultant since 2001. Flament's artistic work is influenced by his
business and corporate
experience and a passion for sustainability. "My recent
work consists mainly of paintings, photography (light graffiti), drawing and
Beyond the screen
is my first film and along with curating Aftermath has been a very cathartic
This exhibition is supported by
ATVPs Emerging Curator Mentorship program supported by The Visual Arts and
Craft Strategy and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.