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UNSEEN: hidden experiences of women's homelessness

Where
Martin Pl
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
When

Sunday 11 April from 8:30am to 6:30pm Monday 12 April from 8:30am to 6:30pm Tuesday 13 April from 8:30am to 6:30pm Wednesday 14 April from 8:30am to 6:30pm Thursday 15 April from 8:30am to 6:30pm Friday 16 April from 8:30am to 6:30pm

UNSEEN is multimedia art installation and arts hub to share the hidden experiences of women and homelessness.

At the arts hub the UNSEEN tiny house highlights how the Australian housing market lacks affordable rental housing and the long waiting lists for social housing.

UNSEEN car reflects the hidden nature of women who resort to living in their cars.

The UNSEEN couch recognises how women who experience housing insecurity often "couch surf' between the homes of friends and family, hoping to not wear out their welcome.

UNSEEN offers women who have, or are experiencing homelessness, to engage as artists, protagonists and advocates to generate greater public awareness of the impact homelessness has had or is having on their lives. By sharing their stories, the women provide a first-hand insight into the diversity of who finds themselves homeless and why.

The purpose of UNSEEN is to ensure the voices of women who have, or are experiencing homelessness are included in conversations about which can inform and improve social policy.

Theme: Youth Homelessness and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Art Installation: The UNSEEN Car and UNSEEN Tiny House

Artist in Residence: Emily Stafford- collaborate arts project of book folding sculpture

Art Exhibition: Photo Voice exhibition by Homelessness In Focus

Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm

Location: Martin Place, Sydney (between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets)

Special Events:

  • Monday 12 April 12:30pm and 1:15pm : Flash Mob by Sydney Street Choir

  • Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 April 2021, 12:30pm, 1:00pm and 1:30pm: Daily performance and Song "Little Rock"by Roshee Talyor of her experiences of housing insecurity and sexual assault as a young person

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Volunteers are needed:

Would you like to help the UNSEEN Project?

Please click HERE if you would like to volunteer and:

  • Assist audience members by answering questions about the project and the opportunities it provides.

  • Offer information about services for women experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness.

  • Ensure COVID plan adhered to.

Covid-safe information

UNSEEN Project is following the latest NSW Government Health guidelines to minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The UNSEEN car and tiny house are outdoor artworks.

If you are participating, volunteering or visiting the UNSEEN car or tiny house please:

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have recently visited a declared COVID hotspot or are awaiting COVID-19 test results

  • Observe 1.5m social distancing

  • Do not touch the artworks

  • Observe recommended hygiene measures (washing hands, sneezing or coughing into elbow, etc)

Please refer to the NSW Government COVID-19 website for more information and updates: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

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