The UNSEEN Project seeks to raise public awareness of women’s hidden homelessness through the highly engaging mediums of art, installation and performance — to make the unseen, seen. To do this, UNSEEN Project empowers women who have or who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity to be at the forefront and lead the work, telling their stories of lived experience, powerfully, with passion, and with great immediacy, integrity and impact through their painting, photography, installation, spoken word, poetry, performance and yarning circles. The women artists of UNSEEN come from all over Sydney, and as the UNSEEN Arts Hub tours the regions, from all over New South Wales. They come from all ages, all socio-economic backgrounds, all cultures and languages, from First Nations and from the Disability and LGBTQI communities. Because being homeless is not who you are — it’s what happens to you… to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Below are some of the artists and some of the arts-based programs who have participated in and displayed or performed their works at the UNSEEN Arts Hub throughout 2021.
Artists with lived experience of homelessness, or whose work attends to the issue, are invited to submit their work for display at the UNSEEN Arts Hub. Organisations which have arts-based programs are also invited to use the UNSEEN Arts Hub to showcase the painting, photography, poetry, song, dance, craft and performance produced by women who have or are experiencing homelessness.
Please email Belinda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0414787788 to discuss your proposal.