Aunty

Location:– Courtyard, 
June – November 2019

This project is a mosaic sculpture in the form of a woman – we’re calling her “Aunty” – and she’s a symbolic figure of care, assistance and hope. With this mosaic we’re wanting to bring awareness and reflect on the impact domestic and family violence has on our community. Because we’re using a mixture of broken tiles and ceramics, Aunty also represents how people can piece their lives back together if they reach out for help.

Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It occurs across all ages, and all socioeconomic and demographic groups, but predominantly affects women and children.   Indigenous women, young women and pregnant women are particularly at risk.

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018 publication released 28/2/2018 by AIHW shows alarming results. We often think of violence in women in children in epic proportions in 3rd world countries but this report shows it is in crisis in our own back yard.

https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/domestic-violence/family-domestic-sexual-violence-in-australia-2018/contents/summary

Emergency (Ambulance, Fire Police) ……….. 000
Domestic Violence connect men’s …………… 1800 600 636
Domestic Violence connect women’s  …….. 1800 811 811
Kid’s help line  …………………………………………..  1800 551 800
Thank you to the sponsor, who helped to make this beautiful project happen.