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Under My Tongue – Belinda Locke

Under My Tongue explores the aspects of people’s identities, histories and lives.

Colour photograph of Joseph Stewart and Anna Seymour. Joseph has his eyes closed and is leaning backwards with his bare chest exposed. Anna leans her head against his shoulder and is facing the opposite direction. Anna’s dark curls frame her face and she looks out into the distance. Their arms are entwined and the background is a pink tongue colour.

Under My Tongue by Zan Wimberley

Under My Tongue is a performance, exhibition and public program directed and curated by Belinda Locke.

Content Warning: references to medical settings and mental health challenges.

Under My Tounge is a takeover of Brunswick Mechanics Institute to celebrate Disability Pride Month.

Under My Tongue used anonymous submissions to explore the real-life experiences of Deaf and Disabled people. This work is brutally honest but fundamentally gentle. The work opens up conversations about fears, longing for connection and intimacy.

The Performance is on Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 July at 7:30 pm. Free to $35.

Under My Tongue is a movement-based performance with vibrational sound and no spoken word. The performance is 50 minutes long with no break.

There will be Auslan interpreters for pre-and post-show socialising Wednesday, 19 and Saturday, 22 July.

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The Exhibition is on Tuesday 18 – Sunday 30 July. Free.

Four Deaf and Disabled artists reflect anonymous stories and themes of Under My Tounge.

Artists: Belinda Locke, Larissa MacFarlane, Andy Jackson, Rachael Guy, Elvin Lam, and Gemma Mahadeo.

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Under My Tongue: Public Programs is on Saturday, 29 July, 2 – 5 pm. Free.

Disability Pride badge making 2 – 5 pm

Create your own Disability Pride badge in this free drop-in workshop facilitated by Larissa MacFarlane.

Artists In Conversation 3 – 4 pm

Join Belinda Locke and exhibiting artists Andy Jackson, Rachael Guy, Elvin Lam, and Gemma Mahadeo in an intimate discussion. They will examine the development of Under My Tongue and its themes.

The artist conversation series will be Auslan interpreted and live-streamed with captions.

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  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet
  • Auslan Auslan
  • 100 Eye Symbol. (No music; No dialogue; All dialogue open captioned) 100 Eye Symbol. (No music; No dialogue; All dialogue open captioned)
  • Audio Description Audio Description
  • Quiet Space Quiet Space
  • Access Support Workers (Yes) Access Support Workers (Yes)