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Skeletons and Self-Portraits

Don’t miss PACT Salon 2: Skeletons and Self-Portraits, an immersive mini festival of performance, films, live music and installations exploring how one’s perception of them self often differs from the view of others.

On Saturday 29th July, PACT centre for emerging artists will present an immersive mini festival, Skeletons and Self-Portraits – a collection of works showcasing female artists who are challenging perceptions about strength and vulnerability.

The second event in the PACT Salon Series, Skeletons and Self-Portraits has been curated by artist, writer, actor and disability advocate Emily Dash, and will explore how one’s perception of them self often differs from the view of others.

The event will also examine what grounds people in reality, what is left behind throughout life, and what will eventually outlast us. Over four hours, Skeletons and Self-Portraits will feature movement and dance performances by artists Kay Armstrong and Cheryn Frost, a dramatic performance from Brianna Harris, screenings of short films by Emily Dash, and live music from Jessica Wiel.

Installations will also be displayed throughout the PACT building including Lorraine MacLarty’s series of portraits depicting the moment when a secret is revealed to an artist; and an interactive installation where artist Louise Kate Anderson invites the audiences to ask any question (no matter how personal) in the hopes of breaking down the barriers around mental health and invisible disabilities.

Portrait #1 from 6-8:30pm will be audio described and Auslan interpreted. Should you require this service please let the Front of House staff know upon arrival.

If you have questions around access please phone: 02 9550 2744 or email [email protected].
If you are Deaf, hard of  hearing or have a speech impairment contact PACT via the National Relay Service.

When: 29/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 6pm
Where: 107 Railway Parade Erskineville, NSW, 2043 Australia
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