Charlotte Clemens’ exhibition On Thin Ice – an exhibition of work
drawing on experiences of families with drug addicted members – recently took place at the Chapel Gallery at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.
On Thin Ice represents the experience of supporting a family member through problematic drug dependence and it’s associated pain. Charlotte chose to use the exhibition as a place to discuss the need for drug law reform in Victoria and Australia.
All the proceeds are being donated to the work of UnitingCare Regen, an alcohol and drug treatment centre in inner north Melbourne. Regen runs family support groups, which On Thin Ice highlights as fundamental to providing meaningful assistance to others struggling with alcohol and drug use.
To find out more about the work of artist Charlotte Clemens visit her website.
Speakers at the launch included:
Charlotte Clemens, Artist
Maggie Somerville, musician and friend of the artist, performing ‘The Waiting Game’
Laurence Alvis, Chief Exective Officer of UnitingCare Regen.
Ash Blackwell, Co-Founder of Students for Sensible Drugs Policy Australia.
Amanda Olle, Gallery Curator at the Good Shepard (Carmen Curtin Centre) Chapel, Abbotsford.