What do you do when a journey doesn’t result in the outcome you were looking for?
IVF is today a process that a huge amount of people embark upon, but few talk about, especially if the result does not eventuate. It is different for everyone, different reasons to try, different emotions along the way and different outcomes at the end. For many who don’t end up with the result they are looking for, the question starts to become, when do we give up, rather than when will it happen.
For more than five years artists Alison Shirley Photography and Michelle Dunn held on to hope as they tried various ways to create a family in the way they imagined. Now the question
is, how to recover and redesign the vision of their future?
This exhibition represents the very thing they can’t escape, the internal search for a way to move forward, heal and continue to accept the result.
Having premiered at Ballarat International Foto Biennale, join the artists for a talk and a drink as they display their photographs on the large screens and speak of their experiences.
Artist statement: Alison and Michelle hope this work provides a place for those who have been through this experience to get lost in the images and know you are not alone.