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MIchelle Hamer: I'm a believer


MIchelle Hamer: I'm a believer

31 May 2024 – 25 Aug 2024

I'm a Believer confronts dismissive language surrounding chronic health issues through a darkly humorous lens. Ethically sourced letters, including those from medical professionals, are redacted, leaving traces of the original context and exposing delegitimising wording. The patient experience is laid bare, revealing subjective judgments within professional objectivity. The exhibition features Hamer’s first series of silkscreen prints and monoprints crafted from redacted letters and medical scans, alongside five new hand stitched works, exploring gendered language, access, and erasure.

Left - Michelle Hamer, Untitled No. 52 - I'm A Believer, 2024, monotype on paper, 59.4 x 42cm.
Centre - Michelle Hamer, Untitled No.1 - I'm A Believer, 2024, screenprint on paper, 59.4 x 42cm.
Right - Michelle Hamer, Untitled No. 32 - I'm A Believer, 2024, monotype on paper, 59.4 x 42cm.

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Linden New Art
Boonwurrung Country
26 Acland Street
T: 03 9534 0099
E: gallery@lindenarts.org

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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