Broken Bodies


Hosted by the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

24th Nov 2017

End Date

30th Nov 2017


Plimsoll Gallery, Hunter Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

NO RSVP REQUIRED - Enquiries: or 62264300

The exhibition is a based-on research led by Dr Jennifer Ayton from the University of Tasmania (UTAS) School of Medicine-Public Health, and her desire to return the research to the community in a very different way.

This is a collaboration with the  School of Creative Arts, The Plimsoll Gallery, local and interstate artists, the Institute for the Study of Social Change and School of Social Sciences.

The Broken Bodies project reinterprets over 120 Tasmanian mothers narratives collected as part of the TAS Infant Feeding Study (2012) into expressive art forms each responding to the women’s powerful experiences and sense of loss around feeding their babies.

The artists will use a combination of mediums; audio, performance, installation, video, music, sculpture, and ceramics to give a creative voice to the narratives.



  • Jennifer Ayton, Tasmania
  • Anna Williams, Tasmania
  • Leigh Tesch, Tasmania
  • Eva Nilssen, Tasmania
  • Elissa Wilson, Tasmania
  • Janine Miller, Tasmania
  • Nat Grant, Victoria

Curatorial Consultant: Eliza Burke
Partnership Development: Lucy Bleach, Senior Lecturer, Tasmanian School of Creative Art

Exhibition Opening | Friday 24th, 6:00 - 7:30pm
On opening night there will be live performances.
Pre-Opening Floor Talk: Dr Jennifer Ayton, 5:30 - 6:00pm

Exhibition Dates | Friday 24 November - Thursday 30 November

Image credit:
Janine Miller, Untitled, soft sculpture, women’s stockings, recovered parts of discarded domestic appliances, fabric scraps, polystyrene balls, fibre fill and false eyelashes. dimensions variable, 2017
Jennifer Ayton, drip feed, raku fired ceramics, copper, blue and green glazed. dimensions variable, 2017 

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts
University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Monday | 12pm - 5pm (during exhibitions)
Closed Tuesdays and Public holidays