The Chronic Diaries
5 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017
HPG Festival Hub - The Exhibition Space, 225 Euston Rd
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.