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‘Arising is a consequence of falling.’Steven Tran, curatorial team. 

ARISING presents 32 creative responses to interruption, isolation, resilience and strength during the events of 2020. The exhibition shows a diverse selection of drawings, paintings, photography, spoken word and artist diaries. Works were produced by artists from FCAC’s ArtLife program during lockdown. 

Artists are integral for constructing the way forward during a global crisis. This exhibition shows ArtLife artists’ reimagined visions of a brighter, more flexible and more connected way ahead, seeking to spread hope and positivity quicker than a virus. 

ARISING is a virtual exhibition, made possible with Harmonic Whale and Creative Victoria. The exhibition will be accessible from this page from 4 December – 17 January and in the Roslyn Smorgon Gallery subject to COVID-19 restrictions. 

‘When nearly everything we usually do is out of the question, we always seem to find ways to improve our work. Not even the virus can stop us, and even though it’s been a rough time for us, we have found ways to rise to the occasion. Hopefully when this whole COVID thing is over and done with, we will be stronger than ever.’  Teagan Connor, ArtLife artist. 

EXHIBITION: 4 December 2020 – 17 January 2021
VENUE: Online and Roslyn Smorgon Gallery (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
COST: Free

To enquire about purchasing artwork, please email us at reception@footscrayarts.com.

Presented as part of the ArtLife Program at Footscray Community Arts Centre, a Registered NDIS Provider.

IMAGE: Detail of Girl in a Mask (2020) by Emily Dober. Photograph by Lucy Buxton.

Date & Times

4 December 2020 – 17 January 2021


Online & Roslyn Smorgon Gallery (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)



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