Safe Space with Shelley Waters
Safe Space is a powerful new art installation at 107 Projects, Redfern opening on 30 November by emerging artist Shelley Watters.
It explores the impact of gender-based violence in our community during 16 Days of Activism, (#16daysofactivism) a worldwide campaign to eliminate violence against women. The cocoon-like forms made of bedsheets examine the physical, emotional, and psychological damage of violence and coercive control that is inflicted on survivors.
Shelley Watters lives and creates in Marrickville (on unceded Gadigal and Wangal land). Her art practice probes themes of temporality, feminism, power, and community in global and personal contexts. Her work has been included in group shows at Articulate Project Space, George Paton Gallery, and the Women’s Library, Newtown. Razors Edge Eleanor Godley spoke with Shelley Watters about her art work, the project and how to end gender based violence.
Razors Edge Eleanor Godley asked the question, Can you explain to us the reason you have chosen the brutal subject of Domestic Violence against women for your art installation Safe Space?
Interviewee: Visual Artist Shelley Watters www.shelleywaters.com Reporter/Producer: Eleanor Godley