Face Time: The stories and faces from St Giles 85 years
Image: Katrina Bock, Meander Valley, March 2021. Photo: Scott Gelston, St Giles Tasmania
In early 2020, when COVID-19 first struck, St Giles began collecting the oral histories and photographs of people connected to it; an organisation forged from the 1937 polio pandemic, 85 years later working within a new pandemic, COVID-19.
As part of the project former staff, Board members, people living with a disability and supporters, were interviewed.
While art historian Bridget Sullivan Arkless gathered and transcribed all interviews, award-winning photographer, Scott Gelston, captured the individual portraits of each person.
Explore the stories and portraits of the Tasmanian St Giles community in Face Time.
Queen Victoria Art Gallery at Royal Park
18 February – 25 June 2023