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Putting The Pieces Of The Self Together One Moment At A Time: Fundraiser

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Parkville, VIC 3052

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Putting The Pieces Of The Self Together One Moment At A Time

Photography by Ballarat child abuse survivor and advocate, Peter Blenkiron

Featuring a monumental artwork by Doug Moran and Archibald Prize finalist, Daniel Butterworth


Raising Funds and Awareness to Support Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Following two hugely successful runs, including at the Art Gallery of Ballarat 2017, and with support from Creative Victoria, the exhibition opens in Melbourne on 30 June through 21 July, 2018

Please Join Us For A Special Fundraising Event

When: Friday 6 July 2018, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Where: Kenneth Myer Building, The Dax Centre

Guest Speakers:

  • Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries, Minister for Mental Health
  • Dr Judy Courtin, author of Sexual Assault and the Catholic Church: Are Victims Finding Justice?

Food and beverages will be served.

The event will feature lucky door prizes, a raffle and silent auction. The featured photographs by child abuse survivor and advocate Peter Blenkiron are available for sale.

Help make a real difference in the lives of Australian adult survivors of child trauma.

All proceeds from the event will help support:

Blue Knot Foundation – National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, which provides services to empower recovery and build resilience for the 1 in 4 Australian adults who experience the impacts of childhood trauma; and the Dax Centre which works closely with artists and communities to increase understanding of mental illness and psychological trauma








About the Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 30 June - 21 July 2018

Ballarat child abuse survivor and advocate Peter Blenkiron, has described himself as a damaged man, working full time to find healing from the abuse suffered at the hands of a St Patrick’s College Christian Brother when he was 11 years old. Peter, a former electrician, has spent over a decade working on rewiring the remnants of his Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affected brain.

Capturing his journey of healing through the lens of a smartphone, Peter’s photographic diary - Putting The Pieces Of The Self Together One Moment At A Time offers rare insight into the inner world of a child abuse survivor as he slowly learns to re-inhabit his body and mind. Navigating his scarred neural pathway he looks for fragments of light in the darkness.


The story of one, is the story of countless others. A monumental artwork by Doug Moran and Archibald Prize finalist, Daniel Butterworth, features 30 portraits of child abuse survivors and advocates. Combined the paintings are a symbolic representation of the incalculable number of children abused in the Ballarat district and those who have helped them break the silence. Together they share a vision of societies working effectively to protect children and to reverse the destructive ripple effects linked to childhood trauma, including mental health issues, suicide and premature death.

The exhibition is confronting at times interwoven with sheer beauty and optimism.

Vanessa Beetham Advocate/Curator

The exhibition includes video recorded in Rome documenting Peter's intensely personal reflections to the Royal Commission Hearings March 2016.

The following trailer is from the exhibition's short film Putting The Pieces Of The Self Together One Moment At A Time by filmmaker Andrew Sully (Beetham/Sully Productions).



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