|The Emerging Artists Development Program [EADP] works with referees from the Special Circumstances Courts in Brisbane and has been running on “less than average” funds for years now. The program is mentor and relationship based and aims for the participants to expand their arts skills into canvas work, screen-printing and drawing. This is a unique program that over the past 5 years has given leadership in the arts and social services sectors in Brisbane and plays a significant part in the development of troubled youth, the growth of emerging artists and a positive application of the rule of law through the judicial system. 50/50 is a fundraiser exhibition bringing together emerging mid-career and developing artists. These artists donate their work to be sold by Silent Auction beginning at $50 with the intention of supporting Jugglers and the EADP. The exhibition organisers and curators are Yannick Blattner, Clinton Cunningham, Jaclyn Bates and Char Chamez. The opening night is February 3rd 2012.|
In the normal course of my life I feel I have normal powers of mental rationality and morality. When under pressure of work and extreme pain of social awkwardness or loneliness and utter misery I am drawn compulsively to means of temporary escape from reality. It seems that when normal life goes into eclipse, the differences in cultural patterns also fade away, and at the outer edges of behavior, deviant patterns are the same, the world over.