“Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favours no race and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal and transform. It transcends our normal lives and lets us imagine what is possible”. Richard Kamler
First Do No Harm is an art based exhibition focusing on the fundamental values of ending rape culture. In particular, consent, gendered and sexual violence towards women, gender minorities, the disabled, the vulnerable and other minority groups in our communities.
The purpose of this exhibition is to represent the diversity of people in our community affected by sexual violence. We aim to achieve this by raising awareness focusing on education and creating spaces where fear, isolation and vulnerability can transcend into places of sharing, solidarity, healing, empowering and creating networks and community support. The ultimate goal, of course, is to affect change in public perception and policy making around issues of sexual violence and consent.
Molly Rangiwai Mchale