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Skeletons and Self-Portraits: Emily Dash challenges representations of gender and disability

By Alannah Maher | 23/08/2017

"I think for me the purpose of art is not only to reveal our own truths, but to do it in a way that helps others find something in theirs." Creative and disability advocate Emily Dash tackles the themes of identity and public perception in PACT Salon 2: Skeletons and Self-Portraits.
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"I think for me the purpose of art is not only to reveal our own truths, but to do it in a way that helps others find something in theirs." Creative and disability advocate Emily Dash tackles the themes of identity and public perception in PACT Salon 2: Skeletons and Self-Portraits.
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"All over the world we have this caricature of the docile Muslim woman who doesn't really fight for herself and who is subordinated by her husband, but I want to show these women in a very different light. They wear hijabs, they’re very much rooted in their faith and they're also badass organisers." Chaumtoli Huq, the producer of Sramik Awaaz: Workers' Voices, explains why we need to listen to these Bangladeshi garment workers.
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"Almost all major circus and cabaret shows in Australia are geared towards a white heterosexual cis male audience because guess who produces these shows?" Alexandra Mantoura's HEAR OUR VOICE is a photographic campaign demanding representation for creatives in Sydney.
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