The Making Effect Curator’s Summary

When the idea of an online exhibition emerged during an AHNNA meeting in February, the smoke from the bushfires was still thick outside. A long time ago in this most extraordinary of years. What I remember our talking about at this meeting was language; how words like ‘trauma’ and ‘resilience’ and ‘disruption’ and ‘catastrophic’ had lost their meaning through over-use. And so an idea was launched to have an exhibition, where we would have the opportunity perhaps of learning a new language from artists, artists who were doing the re-defining of our times through their work at the margins of experience, the lived and the unimaginable.