RISE genU Artists Exhibition at Geelong Gallery

The incredible and diverse works of local artists with disability will be launched at the Geelong Gallery’s RISE exhibition from Saturday the 21st of October.

This exhibition celebrates the talents of artists living with disability from genU’s James Street Gallery and Eastern Hub art programs.

RISE is a collaborative installation, comprised of totemic structures that are created from paper mâché and individually express each artist’s unique markings. The exhibition enables each artist to showcase their own individual creativity whilst presenting amongst other artists’ works as a whole.

“We were invited to have an exhibition at Geelong gallery and for the last year we’ve been working on an installation piece,” said Teresa Lawrence, Gallery Coordinator at genU.

“Because of the generosity of GH Commercial we had funding to bring an audio component into the exhibition. We invited Steve, who is a Sound Engineer, to be part of the process.”

This immersive audio element will help visitors to connect with and get insights into the creative process of the artists.

“My idea was to do different speaker placements. To be able to walk around and feel like perhaps you are in the studio space, maybe picking up conversations or music, or footsteps, or the sounds of mark making,” said Steve.

In the installation sight and sound will come together as a structural whole that signifies a community that can rise through mutual support, celebrating and encouraging diversity.

Entry is free at this not-to-be-missed exhibition. 

RISE – a genU Artists Exhibition
Saturday, 21 October 2023 to Monday, 11 March 2024
Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Stree