Gen Townsend


Visual Artist & Facilitator based in Melbourne (Naarm) living and creating on the land of the Kulin nations.
My pronouns are she/her.


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Ideas of Resilience is a group exhibition featuring audio-visual projections by Naarm-based emerging artists Emily Dang, Rose Hartley, Chelsea Hickman, Jamie Harrop, SLAY, Sian Hope, Ceitidh Hopper, Iona Julian-Walters, Jena Oakford, OpalOnyx, Ruby Quail, Bianca Billy Raffin, Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel, and Gen Townsend.

As Yarra Youth Service’s annual International Women's Day exhibition, these works centre themes of gender and project the expanded futures of 'femme', 'feminine', and nonbinary genders. They critically explore how gender interacts with ongoing complexities of violence and ideas of resilience.

Opening event: March 11th 2021, 6-9pm at Brunswick Street Gallery, Level 1 and 2/322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Exhibition runs March 11-28th (note: gallery is closed Mondays. The artworks will also be available for viewing online with audio and visual descriptions.

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I acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders - past, present and emerging, of the Kulin Nation on which I work and create. I recognise Aboriginal connection to material and creative practice on these lands for more than 60,000 years, and celebrate First Nation peoples' enduring presence and knowledge.