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Journeys and Cocoons

Arts Access Victoria (AAV) invites you to the opening of Journeys and Cocoons, and exhibition by Jonathon Goodfellow. This will be a great opportunity to meet the artists and purchase some of their work.

When: Thursday 3 October 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Skin Gallery, 1/80 Drummond St, Carlton

Cost: free

RSVP: preferred to Phil Noack at or on 03 8640 6027

Access: wheelchair. Please contact Phil Noack for any access requirements.

Jonathon Goodfellow: Zimbabwean born to a British family, my identity as an artist found expression from early childhood, providing an escape from domestic violence and a deep sense that I did not belong - unfortunately these differences only grew over time.

My work explores the discarded, the unwanted, the unseen, the unjust, taking inspiration from that which lies close at hand but most often remains hidden. My process is more akin to scientific methodology than a purely artistic approach, working across disciplines from photography to illustration to puppetry and movement.

“Giving my testimony of a childhood shattered by emotional and sexual abuse to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse whilst navigating my return to full-time arts practice, remains the most liberating experience of my life.”

Journeys and Cocoons will be open at Skin Gallery from Thursday 3 October to  20 November, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Skin Gallery is an initiative between AAV and the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc. It offers local artists with disability, mental illness or who are deaf the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, as well as providing a creative outlook for Foundation patients and staff.

For more information about Skin Gallery, please contact AAV Creative Producer Phil Noack at or on 03 8640 6027.

For any media enquiries, please contact AAV Communications and Marketing Coordinator Pilar Ruperti at or on 03 8640 6007.


Left image: Matthew Simpson, Harvest, oil on canvas.

Right image: Isha Paasse, Untitled, alcohol ink.