Strangely Familiar investigates the unseen side of a differently-abled narrative that effectively disrupts the ableist presumption of people labeled disabled as inferior
Tues 20 August to
Sun 15 September
21st August 6-9pm
Alongside Spare Parts, another unique exhibition, Strangely Familiar, is on display at the Brisbane Powerhouse at the same time.
In 2012, Louis Lim and Priscilla Sutton met through a mutual friend and quickly developed great respect for each other’s creative work. This exhibition is their first collaboration.
Over the past 12 months, Louis Lim has worked collaboratively with three people with disability: Jocelyn, Finbar and Anthony. The stories presented are not concerned with their physical limitations, nor are they celebrations of “inspirational achievements”. Instead, each collaboration seeks to share with an audience, a glimpse into the personal and intimate aspects of love, belonging and identity.
Louis Lim, a Malaysian born Chinese, is based in Brisbane.
Louis has a Bachelor of Photography with First Class Honours from the Queensland College of Art (2012) where he majored in Creative Advertising and Documentary Practice. He has exhibited in various Australian galleries and has presented his work internationally. In early 2012, Louis won the Queensland Festival of Photography portrait prize 2012 and was shortlisted as a finalist in the Head On portrait prize earlier this year.
Louis, who is proficient within various streams of photography, is fascinated by the diversity in human conditions, specifically those unseen in the saturated media. Motivated by this curiosity, Louis works as a freelance photographer and facilitates a photography group (Camera Wanderers) in Access Arts, guiding a group of differently-abled photographers.
Access Arts Inc (Queensland) creates opportunities by removing barriers to arts and cultural participation for the one in five Queenslanders with disability. The Strangely Familiar exhibition is proudly supported by Access Arts Inc.