Events to support survivors

Two local events will be held in the coming weeks for survivors, their families and the community.

Loud Sky is a powerful collaborative art exhibition featuring five Hunter-based artists who have created new works responding to stories of survival. These stories were uncovered through the Royal Commission into institutional response to child sexual abuse in the Hunter region in 2016. The exhibition opens at The Lock Up in Newcastle on Friday 31 March and runs until 21 May 2023.  More information is available at

Newcastle Writer’s Festival – Resilience and Healing in the Aftermath of Trauma.

Bringing together three writers whose work reflects the ongoing engagement with struggles for justice for survivors, the panel will discuss new ways and insights into understanding the catastrophe of child sexual abuse that has characterised so many countries in the 20th Century. The panel discussion is being held at the Lock Up in Newcastle on 11.30am on Saturday 1 April 2023, more information is available at

If this topic raises any concerns for you, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, DV Connect on 1800 811 811, or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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