Men with Heart

Paul Hoelen, , Photography, 3840 x 5760


Southern Men’s Association (SA)
This powerfully moving multi-media interactive exhibition has won multiple awards for its impact on the health and well-being of both men and boys in Australia. Shot in complete confidentiality over almost two decades, this documentary exhibition presents a deeply unique body of work in both its intimacy and scope intended to both challenge and explore what defines healthy masculinity in Australian culture today.
In a time when much of the world’s media is choosing to focus on the darker side of what men are capable of this project provides a refreshing, welcome and important counterbalance by portraying the open-heartedness, courage, and vulnerability of men coming together to face their issues and work on becoming better men - better fathers, brothers, partners, and sons.
A powerful curation of printed imagery is accompanied by written stories and poems from the men within them and in-depth video interviews from attendees of the Tasmanian Men’s Gathering (TASMen) expressing their heartfelt experiences.
The exhibition is brought to SALA by SA’s Southern Men’s Association in collaboration with TASMen and artist Paul Hoelen.
The Southern Men's Association is a not-for-profit community group, South of Adelaide, improving men's wellbeing through the facilitation of men's groups and the Annual Southern Men’s Gathering

1-31 Aug
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Minor Works Building Community Centre
22 Stamford Ct, Adelaide
8203 7524