Giving

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Friday 4 October , 1:00 pm – 3.00pm

The Lock-Up 90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
  • Free
  • Performance

‘Giving’ is a performance piece that focuses on the emotional labour and subtle mental exhaustion that builds from others placing their own emotional weight on you. ‘Giving’ explores a heaviness and emotional toll that is often carried by those of us who may be susceptible to taking on the emotions of others.

Adamson will be physically conveying this heaviness and emotional distress through this performance by sitting in the middle of the space, wearing a white handmade simple dress. Adamson will then sew rocks onto the dress by placing one rock at a time onto the dress, covering with a white patch of fabric and then sewing the patch on with the rock inside. This will create a subtle heaviness to the garment. By using the traditionally feminine craft form of sewing, Adamson is exploring the concept of emotional labour that is most commonly taken on by women.

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The Lock-Up
90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Lock-Up

90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Lock-Up is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance. Accessible toilet available. Reserved parking is available on the other side of Hunter Street outside Westpac. Note that some areas of the venue have low light, uneven flooring and narrow walkways.