Somewhere over the Rainbow by Scott Harrower is a body of work about child sexual abuse.
Somewhere over the Rainbow by Scott Harrower is a body of work about child sexual abuse. Contributed

Poignant work of art about child sexual abuse in Lismore

SOMEWHERE over the Rainbow by Scott Harrower is currently on exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery, until July 11.

Using a rainbow made from plush toys to conjure childhood memories, this exhibition gives voice to the lived-experience of the after-effects of child sexual abuse.

A poignantly reflective exhibition exploring feelings of powerlessness, but at the same time, of hope and finding a way through.

The Channon's Scott Harrower counters this state of affairs and finds power with Harrower saying "I was a victim".

Harrower is a professional mosaic artist based in Lismore.

He has been for commissioned work for commercial, institutional and residential artwork in mosaic across south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

This installation is a departure for him from his public artwork.

His intensely moving exhibition that gives voice to the lived-experience of the after-effects of child sexual abuse, exploring feelings of powerlessness, but at the same time, of hope and finding a way through.

An artist in conversation event will be held tomorrow Thursday from 5.15pm at the gallery.

Mr Harrower will reflect on negotiating the sensitive and difficult topic on childhood sexual abuse through his work in the gallery.

Note: If the content of this exhibition causes you to feel uncomfortable or places you at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please seek help.

For support and advice in a personal crisis, phone counselling is available 24/7 by contacting Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyoundblue on 1300 22 4636



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