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Nightshade: The Coercive Control of Weeds, a photography exhibition that explores family violence

One of McAuley Community Services for Women's amazing volunteers, Wendy Catling, is holding an exhibition of her photography starting July 10 with proceeds supporting the work of McAuley.

Wendy is an emerging artist and MA student at Photography Studies College in Melbourne. Her exhibition is the culmination of 18 months research into the personal history archives of her parents and makes links with domestic violence as a national trauma. Her experiences as a child growing up with the stalking and domestic abuse of her mother by her father has led to a passionate interest in engaging audiences with the subtleties of coercive control, the causes of domestic abuse and the long-term effects on families.

McAuley thanks Wendy for her support and look forward to seeing her powerful and very personal work on display. Given COVID restrictions, you can view this work, and learn more about, via the exhibition website.

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