Blur Projects creates multi-media exhibitions, like Silent Tears, which provide a personal insight into the live-experience of people who are impacted by multiple discriminations or disadvantage. Their stories challenge audiences to reconsider any prejudices and misconceptions they may have, and ask them to first discover what is similar and familiar, to enable an ability to understand better, diversity and difference.  We ask you to open your heart and your mind to the participant of these projects, as they have not only exposed their body by being photographed but also their soul by sharing expressing with you,  the most intimate of emotions and thoughts.  The support and the guidance of the participants of each exhibition have been critical to the integrity of the work.

We welcome requests to exhibit Silent Tears both nationally and internationally.  The fee for Australian venues is $3,000 ex GST and includes freight and insurance to and from the venue. International venues need to consider freight and travel costs for artists and participants. For both national and international venues, we suggest including a forum, workshop and/or artist talk to allow audiences to respond to the content of the exhibition. Please contact us HERE  if you would like to host the exhibition.

The Silent Tears exhibition covers 40 – 80 lineal metres depending on the curatorial method and artworks selected. Exhibition includes:

  • 50 laser prints Duro Clear 100 x 67cm images on clear perspex – suspended from the gallery ceiling
  • 50 framed 50 x 61cm black and white documentary images – using standard gallery D ring hanging system
  • a video installation with 20 ipads (can be presented as a single loop projection also)
  • online app for people with sensory, cognitive and learning impairments
  • artwork hard and soft copy of text panels for each artwork
  • catalog, including essays by artists participants and key figures
  • media kit, including press release, 6 images, fact sheet, artist bios and project outline
  • graphic design templates for invitations and posters
  • education kit or forum discussion outline

Everyone at Blur Projects volunteers their time without payment to contribute their skills as artists and or consultants. None of the participants receive fees for sharing their stories. Please contact us if you would like to support the work we do by supporting:

  • a new or current participant
  • production costs of artwork and freight
  • production of apps for people with sensory, cognitive and learning impairments
  • production of catalogues and hard copy books
  • giving of in-kind assistant
  • projects, participants,  and artists through your social media networks

Or, if you would like to support the organisations who support us, you can, and donations are tax deductible. In 2001, we established the  Intimate Encounters Trust, named after the very first project created by the artists. The Trust  is administered by the Perpetual Foundation and disperses funds to other community organizations whose focus is the social and emotional wellbeing of people with disabilities residing in Australia. Beneficiaries have included Women With Disability Australia. If you wish to donate directly to the Intimate Encounters Trust, please contact:

Perpetual Philanthropic Foundation
Intimate Encounters Trust
GPO BOX 4172
Sydney NSW 2001
Free Call 1800 501 227

Blur Projects key corporate sponsors  across all exhibitions are:

  • Code Green
  • Primary Communication
  • Simpson Lawyers
  • City of Sydney Creative Spaces
  • Belinda Mason Photography

 Key corporate, government and NGO supporters of each individual Blur Project’s multi-media exhibition are:

Unfinished Business

  • First Peoples Disability Network
  • Outback Academy Red Dust Heelers
  • Hollows Foundation
  • Australian Government
  • KPMG
  • Veolia

Outing Disability

  • Family Planning NSW
  • Aurora Foundation
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • City of Sydney
  • City of Hobson Bay
  • City of Newcastle

Silent Tears

  • CBM International
  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Ballarat International Foto Biennale
  • Australian Government

Serving Country 

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Babana Mens Group
  • Defence Shed
  • Knierim Brothers Productions
  • Head On Festival

Black on White

  • JB Seed Foundation
  • Moran Foundation
  • State Library of NSW
  • City of Sydney Redfern Community Centre


  • Casual Powerhouse
  • Head On Photo Festival

Intimate Encounters

  • Vision Australia
  • Accessible Arts NSW, Australia
  • Arts Access VIC, Australia
  • Museum of Sex New York, USA
  • Galeria Zero Barcelona, Italy

Becoming Woman

  • Casula Powerhouse

Only a Man

  • Seymour Centre