The Chronic Diaries
Sydney Fringe Festival HPG Hub
225 Euston Road, Alexandria, NSW, 2016
September 5th - September 30th, 2017 - 6pm to 10pm
(Except The 11th, 17th, 18th And 25th September)
Meet The Artist Event - September 23rd - 6pm-10pm
Exploring the emotions and experiences of being a chronically ill child, teenager and adult, this visual chronicle follows the artistic maturing of emerging artist Tyler Grace. Tackling both the seen and unseen impacts of chronic illness, this ongoing self-portrait series is both beautiful and dark, taking the viewer inside the often unbearable world experienced by the artist.
The images in this exhibition explore both physical and mental illness, and specific themes include, but are not limited to chronic pain, isolation, anxiety and loss of identity.
Tyler's aim for this exhibition is to not only tell his story, but for those stories to help others who don't suffer gain a small insight into what it can be like being chronically ill, and to also help others that do suffer with the topics covered realise that they aren't alone, and that they can achieve their dreams despite their limitations.
Tyler Grace was a finalist in the 2016 MAMA National Photography Prize and a shortlisted finalist in both the Australian Photography Awards 2016 and the Contemporary Art Awards 2017. He was also awarded the Susan Moorhead Memorial Award in the 2016 edition of the MAMA Art Prize and was a recipient of the $10,000 Young Regional Artist Scholarship from Create NSW in 2016.
His first solo exhibition was held at The Murray Art Museum in Albury in May and June this year with his series "The Chronic Diaries", which he is excited to be bringing to the Sydney Fringe Festival in it's current form.
Meet The Artist Event
Join me at The Chronic Diaries exhibition on Saturday the 22nd of September for a special "Meet The Artist" event, where you can not only meet me, but hear about each of my works in a guided tour, as well as ask any questions that you have!
I hope to see you there!