Men with Heart Exhibition
Super duper excited to announce, after two years of delays, the Men with Heart Exhibition has finally begun its journey around the mainland!!!
When: June 12th – July 3rd
Where: Melbourne Camera Club: 254 Ferrars St, South Melbourne
Sunday, June 12 – Official Opening 2 pm (open 1030 am-5 pm)
Sunday, June 12 – Experiential Heart Circle 5-7 pm
Monday, June 13 – Artist Talk 130-3 pm (open 1030 am-4 pm)
Open weekends June 18/19, 25/26 and July 2/3 – 1030 am-3 pm.
We’d love a hand manning the exhibition in the middle weekends (June 18/19 and 25/26) and are happy to get as much involvement with the local community as possible regarding positive masculinity and mental health, so please feel free to reach out to engage about any of the above!
We’re very open to connecting with community groups and finding other avenues for the exhibition to support good men’s work, and would love the exhibition to travel further around the mainland, so any ideas and connections welcome
Please feel free to share and encourage people to come along, as we feel it has an important, powerful and timely message!
Here is the official description of the exhibition below… Cheers legends!
“In a time when much of the world’s media is choosing to focus on the darker side of what men are capable of this project provides a refreshing, welcome and important counterbalance by portraying the open-heartedness, courage, and vulnerability of men coming together to face their issues and work on becoming better men – better fathers, brothers, partners and sons.”
Shot in complete confidentiality over almost two decades, this documentary exhibition presents a deeply unique body of work in both its intimacy and scope intended to both challenge and explore what defines healthy masculinity in Australian culture today.
The powerful curation of printed imagery is accompanied by written stories and poems from the men within them and in-depth video interviews from attendees of the Tasmanian Men’s Gathering expressing their heartfelt experiences.
Viewers are encouraged to interact with the images and share their thoughts, feelings, and responses by writing them down on the provided cards and hanging them next to the images themselves and contributing their thoughts to the expansive visitor’s book. These are being collated for a future book project.
With each exhibition, an opportunity to experience an interactive and experiential ‘Heart Circle’ – where attendees will get to experience a safe and open space to share and express their authentic thoughts and feelings in response to the exhibition, led by a trained facilitator.
The exhibition has won multiple awards for its impact on the health and well-being of both men and boys in Australia and is set to travel around Australia to support positive conversations about masculinity and men’s work.”