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Goldcoast Suns, 2021, Julie Zapasa

An Exhibition by Julie Zapasa

Tuesday 9 August – Sunday 27 November 
• During opening hours • CS Gallery (193-201 Caroline Springs Boulevard, Caroline Springs)

Art, footy and mental health come together in this fantastical exhibition about healthy gender roles. With the help of Jungian psychology, Julie Zapasa plays with diverse expressions of masculine and feminine in artworks that put a creative spin on the symbols and colours of much-loved Australian Football League teams.

Using the footy as a metaphor for the heroic battle of the mind, Julie explores ways in which people can navigate patriarchal conditioning, and ultimately contribute to Team Humanity.

About Julie Zapasa

Julie Zapasa was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides in Melton, where she works from her home studio. Her art is a form of advocacy for improving her own and others’ mental health and gender equity. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Edith Cowan University and a Diploma of Art and Design, Claremont School of Arts. She has shown work in solo exhibitions with the City of Brimbank, Albert St Gallery in Brunswick, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts in WA, and Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Freemantle, among others.

Trigger Warning
Please note this exhibition contains themes related to mental health. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help now, call triple zero (000). You can also call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Parental Guidance Recommended 
It is recommended that people under 15 years old are guided by carers or parents while viewing this exhibition. Some artwork contains adult themes.

Exhibition Opening Event

Join us for the opening of local artist Julie Zapasa’s fantastical exhibition of large scale paintings about footy, healthy gender roles and mental health. The opening event features live music by brilliant instrumentalist and advocate for neurodiversity, Alice Gartner aka Anni Neptune from Wild At Heart, and music therapist Kirsten Hillman who will perform original songs written by Julie. There’ll be live oracle card readings and delicious food as well.

Opening Event Details
When: Saturday 27 August, 2:00-4:00pm.
Where: CS Gallery (193 Caroline Springs Boulevard, Caroline Springs) 
This event is free and open to all; however bookings are required to monitor numbers.
Register Here

Image Credit: Julie Zapasa, Goldcoast Suns (after Matisse) | Worshippers of the Sun God, 2021