"I am always struck by her calm, grounded presence, and gentle soul. Through her lyrics and sound she transcends our emotional worlds and tends to our hearts with deeply personal songs about the human experience.
I have a distinct memory of watching Grace perform at The Grand Hotel Underground many years ago. Entirely spellbound, her storytelling and voice washed over the intimate collective of humans gathered in that room. I remember closing my eyes and listening to one particular song about her Mother. It reached down into my heart and tore it open in the most beautiful and tragic way, reorienting my capacity to feel and love, leaving a stream of tears rolling down my cheeks". - Hannah Robinson
We Are is a multi-location multimedia photographic experience highlighting creative women of Newcastle, commencing on Wednesday March 8th 2023 (International Women’s Day) and culminating in a celebration event at The Lock-Up on Friday March 24th.
We Are is a portrait project featuring 20 WH!P Collective members turning their lenses towards fellow female and non-binary creatives to highlight the many benefits that a thriving and diverse artistic community bring to our region.
WH!P (Women* of the Hunter !n Photography) was founded in 2020 to embrace and create opportunities for professional photographers from the Hunter region by leveraging the combined skills, experience and credentials of its members. Fostering a culture of support, celebration, exchange, education, advocacy, action, enjoyment, play and growth, it hopes to actively raise the profile of contemporary photographic excellence, education and experimentation in the Hunter Region. WH!P works collaboratively with those both within and beyond the local area who share our belief that the world should be shown through a lens as diverse as the real world.
*all references to women/woman is inclusive of gender diverse people
WH!P’s logos and graphics designed by Laura Kent
"Through her lyrics and sound she transcends our emotional worlds and tends to our hearts with deeply personal songs about the human experience".