'JOURNEYS OF HOPE'
Celebrating Strength and Resilience
In 2012, the Commonwealth Government established the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to investigate how institutions such as schools, churches, orphanages, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. Since 2013, Interrelate provided the Royal Commission Community based support services to survivors of child sexual abuse, their families and others affected.
A counsellor at Interrelate was inspired by one of her client's desire to share his story through creative art. The desire of one client to share his healing journey turned into a platform for many survivors through various forms of creative expression. The exhibition shows both the pain and devastation of childhood sexual abuse and the possibility of finding strength and healing.
The art works are displayed in the Fountain Court of NSW Parliament to raise community awareness and provide hope for other survivors, and to acknowledge strength and resilience.
The exhibition will be open for public viewing:
Tuesday 3 July – Thursday 2 August 2018
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Fountain Court, NSW Parliament House
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.