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Stigma Research Laboratory (SRL) Catalogue


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Jacobs, K and Edwards, M and Cica, Natasha and Kelly, S (2009) Stigma Research Laboratory (SRL) Catalogue. [Show/Exhibition]

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Challenging neighbourhood stigma is really about advancing social justice. For
a long time now, social justice has been approximately as fashionable as an
orange skivvy left over from the 1970s. Recently it’s been revived and rebadged
under some now-sounding umbrellas like social inclusion and the community
services industry - these labels being ‘better and nicer’, as Tasmanian-based
cultural doyen Leo Schofield might say. Whatever it takes, perhaps, to get the
lightbulb to want to turn.
The Stigma Research Laboratory (SRL) illuminates this space from a different
angle. Playful and provocative, intelligent and elegant, this exhibition is the
product of an experimental collaboration between Tasmanian artists John Vella,
Philippa Steele and Scot Cotterell, working with the Housing and Community
Research Unit and the Tasmanian School of Art at the University of Tasmania,
Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania and the Moonah Arts Centre. SRL brings
together contemporary art, academics and audiences - and shakes them all up.
In the process, it shakes out some challenging questions about how and why
we let our postcodes define us.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
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© 2009 Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania,
the artists and authors

Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009 04:13
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:01
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