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  • Writer's pictureDamien Linnane

Art exhibitions and Paper Chained

Sadly, today was the last day my Ear Hustle exhibitions were on display at Boom Gate gallery in Malabar, Sydney. The good news is this Saturday January 29, not only will the artworks move to a new exhibition at Port Macquarie Library, but I'll be giving an author and illustrator talk there regarding my novel Scarred, my illustrated book This is Ear Hustle, and my other various projects and experiences. It's not too late to register online to attend here. The artworks will stay up at Port Macquarie for three weeks, and their next destination after that will be their final one. I'm pleased to let you know I'm currently in the process of arranging my first international art exhibition at a gallery in California that has agreed to display the works. More news about that will be shared in time. I've also been approved to have another art exhibition in Charlestown, Newcastle this August, and if you haven't checked it out yet, my exhibition Broken Chains is still on display for one more month, with the originals on display at Wallsend Public Library, and the artworks also available on display digitally at the Newcastle Digital Library.

In unrelated news, my website has been a bit quiet with updates this year as I've been in overdrive getting the latest the prison magazine Paper Chained released. I took over as editor of Paper Chained in May 2021, and issue 5, which came out earlier this week, is the first issue released since then. I'm extremely proud of the direction the magazine has taken, and there should be some big news regarding its expansion coming soon. In the meantime, do go over to the Paper Chained website to read the issue online or download it, and if you know any current or former prisoners who may be interested in either receiving a copy, or submitting art or writing for our next issue, do let them know about it.

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