In June 2013 I presented Left Behind as a solo exhibition and key note presentation at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, USA. The exhibition reception was attended by some 200 survivors of suicide and was supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
My goal for this work is for it to be highly visible. If it is to make a difference it needs to be brought to the people, not tucked away in a shiny gallery. The work, shown on billboards in heavily trafficked areas, will act as a platform to share the complicated grief faced by suicide survivors, promote healing conversations that engage policy makers & the public, & decrease the stigma surrounding depression, mental health & suicide.
This exhibition can (and should) be shown in multiple cities worldwide. Printed to large scale (19ft x 10ft) with QR code links to the project website and mobile compatible multimedia pieces where commuters can hear survivors stories in their own voices, the exhibition is supported by an awareness campaign for suicide prevention, including: