Its been a busy few weeks, but then again it always is. After much preparation though, I'm please to let you know I have dates for my next exhibition, and a party booked for my current one.
My exhibition for the book This Is Ear Hustle has been confirmed for December 9, 2021 till January 9, 2022 at Boom Gate Gallery, Maroubra, NSW. It is entitled 'Grasping the Nettle', and will also feature artworks from other formerly incarcerated people (pictured is one of my Ear Hustle illustrations). A launch event will be held on December 9 from 5-7pm, and you'll be able to buy signed copies of my novel and small prints of my artworks there. Read more about the exhibition here.
As it was inaccessible during the lock-down, the Broken Chains: Prisoners Unlocking Potential exhibition has been extended until February 27, 2022. You can now view the exhibition in person again at Wallsend Library. And as the lock-down prevented us from having a launch party, the public event for the exhibition has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday the 22nd of January, 2022 from 11am - 1pm. I'll post confirmation about that closer to the date.
In other news, I've just had an article published in the latest issue of PacifiCrim, the Newsletter of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminologists. You can read about my lived experience in that, and about the magazine Paper Chained, which I am now the editor of. I'm really looking forward to publishing my first issue as editor in January 2022. And we could possibly still accept submissions for that issue if you send them in quickly. Read more about that at the Paper Chained website.