Every Ten Minutes – Indigo O’Rourke

b70bff32-91db-4aeb-b2e8-f02ba5505a4920 ~ 30 OCTOBER
Opening Thursday 20 Oct, 6pm

Indigo O’Rourke, Every Ten Minutes 2, Biro on Paper, 518 x 518mm

“It’s scary how many people think they want to die, when actually all they want is to start living.”

Indigo O’Rourke’s drawing practice investigates a complex social and cultural issue of our time; suicide.

The carefully rendered biro drawings in the exhibition ‘Every Ten Minutes’ document suicide locations within Australia.

Indigo spends many hours on site meticulously studying, sketching, photographing and, most importantly, feeling the location to inhabit the minds of its victims. On site, she listens for nature’’s calls to escape the noise or the nothingness.

Her slow and methodical rendering of water from ink is a lonely pursuit that allows her to recall the depth and the layers of human suffering. Slowly, slowly she layers beauty among darkness and darkness among beauty to recreate an intoxicating beckon to end.

Along side the framed original drawings in the exhibtion, a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered giclée prints will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to Suicide Prevention Australia.


This exhibition may be emotionally tough viewing particularly if you have been personally impacted by suicide. If you find the content distressing and need support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

d7e43b98-854e-4a66-aca2-e01a30b29f05Tinning Street is open:
Thursday – Sunday
11 – 5pm
Enter via Ilhan Lane