Resourcing health & EDucation (RhED) is a specialist service for the sex industry in Victoria, and is a project of Star Health.
The RhED art project has been focused on providing an opportunity for sex workers in Victoria, Australia, to share their voices through art to enhance the human and worker’s rights of sex workers. The project forms part of the advocacy strategy to decriminalise sex work in Victoria.
To date, roughly 40 sex workers have participated in art workshops since it commenced in March 2016. The art project has run art workshops so far in various locations around Melbourne, including The Top of the Town brothel in the CBDand the Laneway Art Space in St Kilda.
The people involved in the project are Tamara Desiatov, Community Art Facilitator; RhED Health Educator Kima O’Donnell is the project coordinator, and a range of current and former sex workers working in a variety of settings.
A public art exhibition is planned for the end of the project:
‘The Sex Worker’
Gasworks ARTS PARK, Albert Park Exhibition
Opening International Sex Worker Rights Day
Sat 3 March 2-4pm, 2018.