7th February – 27th March

THE HANDS SHOULD HAVE NO PEACE @ Cool Change Contemporary in February

Multi-gallery artist-run-initiative Cool Change Contemporary joins the Festival’s visual arts program with a group exhibition highlighting the power of visual storytelling through drawing, illustration and video

Presented in association with Perth Festival 2021.

Gallery 1 – 3, Project Space

OPENING NIGHT SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2021, 6 – 8PM EXHIBITION CONTINUES 7 FEBRUARY – 27 MARCH 2021 WED – SUN, 11AM – 5PM

Hands have a capacity to make and to touch, to be intimate, to love, to give and to take, to inflict great harm, or to heal. Hands are the restless, wiggling movers, changers and feelers, they dangle fingers through a perpetually running creek. the hands should have no peace takes its name from an excerpt from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer Toni Morrison’s novel Sula, which describes the way the mind, body and community express loss and grief. Uniting the practices of Pony (SA), Leila Baptist (VIC/WA), Claudia Nicholson (NSW), Jade O’Sullivan (WA), Andrew J Williams (WA), and Chiluba Young (WA) this exhibition uses visual storytelling to express an ‘embodied’ experience deeply connected with community and place.

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Cool Change Contemporary: 1F, Bon Marche Arcade Building, 74-84 Barrack Street, Perth, WA, 6000