Güler Altunbas presents Chrysalis; Recognition and Restitution

Linden New Art | 24-Mar-2021
Güler Altunbas is a Melbourne-based artist practicing in a variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and digital technologies. She has an extensive history as an advocate for the prevention of violence against women and children and successfully brings her personal lived experience to her art practice, public speaking events and collaborations.
Venue: Linden Projects Space, Linden New Art
Address: 26 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Date: 1 April - 9 May
Ticket: Free
Web: https://www.lindenarts.org/exhibitions/linden-projects-space/gler-altunbas/
Güler Altunbas presents Chrysalis
Güler Altunbas, Purposeful threatening / Teinopalpus imperialis, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.
Chrysalis; Recognition and Restitution brings together a series of self-portraits, and a series of digital prints, which examine the hidden nature of violence. The portraits express the associated emotional and psychological conditions of gender-based violence such as silence, denial, purposeful threatening, violation, aggression, intimidation, danger, witnessing, encroachment and resilience.

In 2016, Altunbus was commissioned by cohealth to create a public bronze sculpture encapsulating the stark reality of gender-based violence in our community. The bronze female figure titled Question Why? will be on show as part of the exhibition.

Altunbas is supported by the mentoring program facilitated by Arts Access Victoria. She is also a member of the And I Rise cohealth group, which supports an intersectional method to the prevention of gender-based violence, particularly amongst culturally and linguistically diverse women.

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