13 survivors of violence, 13 local artists and 13 local writers. Each formed a trio to create a folklore-style story and illustration from the experiences of the survivor, or ‘story-teller’.
The Incubator is working with the Tauranga women’s Refuge to create a sophisticated anecdotal art book in the style of Grimm’s Fairytales. Partnering established illustrators/artists, with authors all who are published writers, a photographer, graphic designers with victims of domestic violence.
The writers will translate the Women and Children’s grim stories into folkloric fables, while the artists and photographer will illustrate the tales with exquisite vintage imagery.
This book is an interactive social exercise that will raise awareness, create connections and empower the ‘storytellers’ and tell their stories.
This will be a high quality professional book that will grace any coffee table.
The book will be launched in a high profile nationwide campaign to engage the public in a gritty yet palatable way. Telling stories through art.
“The project is about awareness and empowerment”
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of female and child assault in the world. One need only to turn on the news to hear of the latest case of tragic family violence and abuse. It is easy to tune it out and turn the other way when the media saturate us with every salacious and excruciating detail, but what of those who have fought their “monsters” and lived to tell the tale? What of their gritty stories of triumph and adversity? Allowing their stories to be heard, and to help those who are still in the throes of their own battles, Grim Tales shines a light on the stories of 13 people who survived the onslaught and are willing to bravely share their tales with those who need a flicker of light in the darkness of family violence.
Please show your support to them and the countless other women and children who live under the maniacal terror of abuse.
Buy your copy of Grim Tales today.
The book retails for $60 including GST plus shipping costs – North Island $10.35 p&p and South Island $13.25 p&p. Plus an extra $3.50 for rural addresses.
Tauranga residents can pick up their copy from the Incubator at Historic Village.