Positive Exposure Exhibition
7 June - 15 July
Celebrating human diversity through innovative arts!
Redefining Beauty, this photographic exhibition explores the many faces of genetic difference.
This exhibition will be open to the public from June 7 until July 15, 2018.
Opening times are: Monday – Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 10.30am - 4:00pm.
Located in Sunshine Plaza's new Amaroo St Precinct, the exhibition features images by New York’s award winning photographer and advocate for changing societal attitudes, Rick Guidotti. The first of its kind in Australia, the exhibition focusses on children and adults affected by genetic conditions located on the 18th chromosome which include 18q Deletion, 18p Deletion, Ring 18, Tetrasomy 18, Trisomy 18 and Pitt-Hopkins syndrome.
The images of some thirty individuals also include others living with rare genetic conditions including those associated with Fragile X, Vanishing White Matter Leukodystrophy and Albinisim were captured at various iconic Sunshine Coast locations by Rick, founder of the global human rights organisation Positive Exposure, in late 2017.
Rick was commissioned by The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society Australasia support group in late 2017 to create the exhibition. Sunshine Plaza, the University of the Sunshine Coast and local disability organisations, Parent to Parent and Spiral Inc have been instrumental in bringing the exhibition to the new Amaroo St precinct at Sunshine Plaza where it will feature until July 15.
From the outset, The Chromosome 18 Registry and Rick held the vision of bringing the exhibition to a public space rather than a traditional gallery space so that the general public have the opportunity to meet people living with rare genetic conditions.