Saturday 20–27 February 2021
Visual Artist Ross Coulter (State Library of Victoria, NGV) turns the spotlight on Clayton's caregivers in this collaboration between 2021 Clayton Festival online and Monash Gallery of Art.
For Caregivers, Coulter embarked on a journey to photograph more than 30 caregivers over several weeks, engaging with parents, grandparents and carers in Clayton’s busy Community Centre.
The giant portraits of those who self-identify as being givers of care form a photographic mural displayed in the heart of Clayton and opposite the Skyrail station at 276 Clayton Road.
Participating in Caregivers as both a former resident of Clayton and a lifelong giver of care, Lizzy Kuoth agreed to have her portrait taken by Ross Coulter. Her image appears on the wall in the heart of the community where she lived and cared for her siblings after arriving from Sudan.
Read our Caregivers blog by Lizzy Kuoth, Youth Ambassador, Empowering Monash Women Award-winner, poet and former resident of Clayton.
Meet Our Caregivers
Our Caregivers are (pictured in order): Celine, Chris, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Ivy, Jane, Jessica, Jessie, Kerryanne, Kyoko, Lili, Lizzy, Loretta, Louise, Mama Ngari, Manal, Margaret, Margaret, Maria, Michelle, Nadia, Papa Toko, Stephy, Sue, Wendy, Wilma, Serena, Yang, Yuanyuan and Yuxiang.
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