9 Lives is an exhibition of selected artworks from the Cunningham Dax Collection exploring the experiences of nine individuals through their creative works.
The focus of 9 Lives is not the creative objects made by nine individuals so much as it is about their experience as seen through the lens of their creative efforts. It is not about the objective conclusions made by the viewer or curator, but rather, the subjective, inner personal experience of nine subjects.
From works made in hospitals in the early 1960s through to works created more recently in private studios and community settings, by both untrained and professional artists, 9 Lives brings together a rich variety of lived experience and creative expression.
Loretta Shepherd & Eugen Koh
The Dax Centre, Melbourne, April – October 2009