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  • Writer's pictureDamien Linnane

Grasping the Nettle exhibition

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

I'm very pleased to let you know the art launch for my Ear Hustle artworks was a great success. Titled Grasping the Nettle, the exhibition was created after I approached Boom Gate gallery following being offered the contract to illustrate the book This Is Ear Hustle, and also featured artworks from other former and current prisoners. You can read the Community and Justice media release about the exhibition, which includes a quote from me, here.

Among the attendees of the exhibition were MP Matt Thistlethwaite, Commissioner of Corrective services Kevin Corcoran and Deputy Commissioner Luke Grant. Productive conversations were had regarding the development of rehabilitation courses, and also the possibility of having Paper Chained made available to inmates via tablets. Watch this space for more.

If you're in Sydney, do check the exhibition out if you get a chance. At this stage the exhibition is likely to be extended for a couple weeks from its current closing date of January 9, 2022, though exact dates are to be confirmed.

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