WHAT IS MAKING SPACE

What does it take to make it in the world?

Hard work.

Raw talent.

A bit of grit.

But also – an introduction. An in. A leg up.

It takes all of that to make it.

And it’s only offered to a few.

Only a few are given the gallery space. The editorial. The opening night.

That’s about to change.

We are going to make space for more for us.

So we can show how many more there are.

Our focus for 2021 is on the structural inequity kids from outside the margins face in art.

We are calling this: Making Space.

MAKING SPACE FOR MADDIE

Maddie is a proud Wiradjuri and Torres Strait Islander descendant. Her artwork was inspired by her family experiences during the devastating bushfire season of 2019/2020. Combined with her experience and reflections about the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the lockdown earlier this year, the shapes, colours and forms explore the feelings.