When:Thursday 28 November, 12.30pm
On Thin Ice is an arts-documentary collaboration between journalist and author Ginger Gorman, photographers Hilary Wardhaugh and Martin Ollman, sculptor Tom Buckland, and printmaker Jess Higgins.
Working closely and collaboratively with participants, the project tells the stories of local residents who are living with or recovering from addiction to crystal methamphetamine (ice) in a multi-disciplinary exhibition of images, text, sound and installation. The exhibition will debut at Tuggeranong Arts Centre from 7 – 30 November 2019.
“It’s really f****** hard, but it can get better.” – Ann, 38
“I’m making the choice to make a change. And I’ve never done that before.” – Mitchell, 29
“The dark tunnel that I was in for so long, I’m starting to see the light at the end of it.” – Nicole, 35
The exhibition goes beyond headlines and stereotypes, beyond snap judgments and prejudices, beyond “meth crisis” and “ice epidemic,” empowering individuals to tell their own stories – stories of pain, of trauma, of loss and isolation, but also, stories of hope and of healing. Stories of addiction. And stories of recovery.