Since 2013, artist Meg Minkley has been painting and drawing her way through pain. Her ongoing art therapy project A Drawing A Day started as a means of dealing with having been raped while travelling in Mexico, and went on to help scores of other rape survivors. Its latest incarnation, which opens at 107 Projects on Wednesday, September 14, is a response to the loss of her "best friend and cousin" Sarah, who suddenly passed away in her sleep from diabetes at the age of 28.
Titled Dear SarBear, the exhibition deals with grief, memory and dreams. On some of the works, Minkley collaborated with her four- and six-year old niece and nephew, Liam and Ava. So you can expect lots of colour, as well as portraits of pet flamingo, Gracie, who, Ava says, lives in the sky with Sarah.
Minkley is also co-founder of FemFound, a non-profit organisation dedicated supporting survivors of rape. It was established with the help of a successful Pozible campaign, which raised more than $15,000 earlier this year. Running until Sunday, September 25, Dear SarBear is free to attend, but will also be raising funds and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes Australia.