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Meet the collective


Brenda Joy Lem

Brenda Joy Lem

Brenda cared for her parents and aunt for 12 years and is currently caring for her brother. She creates collage, screenprints, installations, and videos about family, memory, intergenerational trauma, and racism.

ltnschinatown.com


Charmaine Lurch

Charmaine Lurch

Charmaine has been caring for her mother for 10 years. She creates paintings, sculptures, and community art projects about Black studies, nature, and science.

clurch.com


docuvixen

docuvixen

Malinda Francis a.k.a. docuvixen has been caring for members of the community as a personal support worker for six years. She creates films, videos, and radio programs on global Black, African, and the Caribbean diaspora.

@docuvixen


Gareth Bate

Gareth Bate

Gareth has been caring for his partner for three years. He creates paintings, installations, drawings, and photography about nature and landscapes.

garethbate.com


Louise Liliefeldt

Louise Liliefeldt

Louise, along with her mother and brother, cared for her father for six years. She creates performance art about race, gender and physical labour, and identity.

louiseliliefeldt.com


Karen Miranda Augustine

Karen Miranda Augustine

Karen Miranda cared for her mother for 10 years. She creates mixed-media paintings and video shorts on memorialization, gender, and interconnectedness.

karenmirandaaugustine.com