Photos - J Forsyth
WHO: Alexandra Lederman curator of People Can Change exhibition
Melbourne-based artist Alexandra Lederman (Alex) works from BlackLake Studios in Collingwood. After attending an exhibition of Myuran Sukamaran’s paintings, last September in Melbourne, Alex began closely following the incredible artistic talent of Myuran from inside Kerobokan Prison. Alex was inspired by Myuran’s art therapy sessions which he held to educate and inspire his fellow inmates, providing them with an escape from the criminality inside the jail. After the tragic events that were to follow for Myuran and Andrew, Alex knew that she wanted to spread awareness about the effects of drug and alcohol addiction, and more importantly, the ways that people can change and the affects of art as therapy.
WHAT: 'People Can Change' exhibition.
WHEN: Opening night 6pm – 10pm, 25 September 2015. Exhibition runs from 25 September - 5 October 2015.
WHERE: Melbourne Arts Club Gallery and Studio, 1/176 - 180 High St, Preston. (corner of Bell Street)
An exhibition curated by Alexandra Lederman, in support of Windana, St Kilda, and in memory of Myuran Sukamaran and Andrew Chan.
More than twenty five artists from across Melbourne and Sydney will be exhibiting artworks exploring the theme ‘People Can Change’ in a diverse range of mediums. ‘People Can Change’ has been created to support local communities, and thus engaging with local artists and sponsors.
All profits from 'People Can Change' will be donates to Windana, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in East St Kilda.“Windana a Koori word meaning ‘which way?’, referring to a crossroads, a turning point in life. Windana is about offering people choices, to take their lives in a new direction.” says Alex.
A big thank you to all our event sponsors; Melbourne Cheeseburger Club, Bean to Melbourne, Supreme Coffee, Chai Mumma, Australian Pure Waters, and Downtown Tracks as the event photographer on the night.