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By sharing these stories of addiction & recovery, Tuggeranong Arts Centre is utilizing the arts to encourage empathy in the broader community and to promote recovery as a collective effort.

The On Thin Ice arts-documentary exhibition features photography by Hilary Wardhaugh and Martin Ollman, sculptural works by Tom Buckland, works on paper by Jess Higgins and audio and written compositions by journalist and author Ginger Gorman.

Developed in close collaboration with participants, On Thin Ice tells the stories of local residents who are living with or recovering from addiction to crystal methamphetamine (ice) through photography, sculpture, printmaking, audio recordings and the written word. Each of the artists involved in the project worked with participants to create artwork that reflects the impact of addiction, challenges faced and their hopes for the future.

The exhibition debuted at Tuggeranong Arts Centre from 7 – 30 November 2019.

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.

After reading and listening to the stories and engaging with the imagery and artworks in the exhibition, our audiences said they were encouraged to think more deeply about the complex nature of drug dependence, how we treat people with addiction and how we can play a positive role in their recovery.

The Exhibition Catalogue

Tour Package Options

TAC is looking for partners across Australia to bring the On Thin Ice exhibition to their communities and add local stories to the collection. The exhibition tour package has a range of options to suit your program. Download the Tour Options Package or view below.

Media Clips

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Radio National

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Tuggeranong Community Arts Association is a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a 25-year history. We pride ourselves in supporting your local arts community. We embrace personal expression and diversity. We have a focus on participation and accessibility and helping to shape a sense of pride in the local community. You can help us by joining us in promoting community art and supporting local artists.

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