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Patches of Hope and Resistance

Friday, 16 August 2019


Patches of Hope and Resistance is a group exhibition curated by Gabby Loo and Steven Finch presented at Edith Cowan University’s Spectrum Project Space. This exhibition explores the personal trajectories towards decoloniality and environmentalism through dialogue that the curators and artists have with their peers. It is about the experience of the personal becoming political, the self in dialogue with others becoming aware of just and caring ways to be. It is about growing the good in oneself in the caring and kind ecologies of us.

Patches of Hope and Resistance will include works from and with Colin Smith, Gabby Loo, Michelle Bui, Nadia Macaulay, Nazerul Khairy Ben-Dzulkefli, Patrick Bryce, Ruby Doneo, Stephanie Lai, Steven Finch (國令 Gok1 Lim2), Zheela Vokes and Richard Vokes.

There will be ongoing residencies and works in the space, as well as workshops and discussion groups that focus on individual and community care as foundational for social change.

Curator Steven Finch elaborates that “Patches of hope are the resurgences of care for living systems and interspecial, multigenerational and intercultural solidarities; patches of resistance are instances of thriving despite the ongoing unlivability of existing capitalist, colonialist white supremacist death systems. These systems are connected in their exploitation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, and the epistemicide of art and cultural practices of the Global South.”

Event details

Patches of Hope and Resistance will take place from Friday, 30 August to Thursday, 5 September a Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Opening event

Date: Thursday, 29 August
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Panel discussion and closing event

Date: Thursday, 5 September
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191


All workshop details will be posted on the Facebook event page.

Open hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 12.00pm - 5.00pm


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