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Tear jars for desiderium exhibition

An installation of tear jars, exploring emotions, particularly grief, surrounding domestic and family violence.  On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.  Taking the vessel as metaphor, these 52 tear jars were symbolic of these women and the artists grieving for their loss. 


The forms are thrown and altered, each unique, much like the women they were created for.  By participating in the conversation surrounding domestic and family violence Jacqueline hopes to engender further discussion and honour the women we have lost


Where there is conversation there can be understanding, where there is understanding there can be change…

All sales from this exhibition were donated to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.  Jacqueline was thrilled to raise almost six thousand dollars to aid the shelter in providing assistance for women escaping domestic and family violence

desiderium invitation
Tear jar for desiderium exhibition
Jacqueline McBeath and Janet DeBoos at desiderium after Janet's talk 'The Female Voice'
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