Paul Michael Murray – Contra-Fiction

Meditations on the survivor stories from the ‘Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’, and the culture of secrecy and justification within the Catholic Church
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
3 to 26 October 2019

Paul Michael Murray, draws on personal accounts, research and reflection to try and understand the theology and psychology that leads to a culture of child sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Paul Murray talks to Barbie about Contra-Fiction. Please note that this interview and the exhibition contain suicide and child abuse themes

This exhibition is presented as a series of sculptural tableaux, incorporating marionettes, digital works, and narratives within a theatrical tradition.

Artist Talk: 2:30pm Saturday 19th October, free, all welcome.

Art workshop: 10am – 12:30pm Saturday 19th and 26th October 2019. Join artist Paul Michael Murray for a fun, two -week workshop for adults and children. You will draw and make string puppets while learning about human anatomy and the expressive power of body language. Ages 8+

Bookings for the workshop are essential via Trybooking. Cost is $20.

Image credit – Paul Michael Murray, Custodian/Custody – Bishop, 2019, digital study