Celebrating marine life and the Gregorian calendar system, Tsuno has brought together 32 talented illustrators from Australia and Canada, for the group art exhibition SHARK WEEK. It's actually got nothing to do about sharks. 'Aunt Flo is visiting', 'riding the crimson wave', 'It's that time of the month', 'riding the cotton pony', 'the circus is closed, the monkey has a nosebleed'. All these phrases are saying the same thing. Even though they aren't.
Over the years we’ve conjured up so many euphemisms to allude to menstruation without actually saying the words "I have my period." Most of them are so hilariously unrelated to periods it's not funny. Women can have around 450 periods during their lifetime, which on average equates to around two months each year, yet, discussions surrounding them are still often hushed. Tsuno is working, with others around the world, to try and change that.
Tsuno is an Australian social enterprise that donates 50% of profits to charities focused on empowering women around the globe. What do Tsuno sell? Sanitary pads.
Imagine managing your period with bark or missing 39 days of school every year. That's not ok. Millions of women and girls around the world face this reality every month, and we want to change that.
Tsuno has invited 32 artists to choose their favourite euphemism to illustrate.
And now we invite you to attend the opening night at Enough Space Gallery at 2A/127 Greville St in Prahran, Melbourne on Friday the 15th January from 6-9pm to view and celebrate the works.
The exhibition is open from the 15th- 31st of January.
12noon-6pm Sun - Fri
10am -4pm Sat
All works will be for sale and half the sale price will go to the individual artist, and half to the International Women's Development Agency.
The IWDA is an independent body championing women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. They advocate for women and girls by confronting power, money and security (www.iwda.org.au)
Artworks can be viewed and purchased here. .