Jack Linou: The Art of an Outsider

By Book Launch

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2nd December  6 – 8pm

SAMESH: Community Hub. 57 Hyde Street Adelaide

LinouPress proudly presents the Book Launch of Jack Linou: The Art of An Outsider

This book is a tribute to Jack Linou, who died in 1997 from HIV/AIDS and examines his life challenges living with the virus and drug use. For self-healing, Jack tried to overcome his hardships through art, poetry and performance and over a period of twelve years, living with the virus, brilliant works of art came from a man dealing with a terminal illness, addiction and depression.


The event will be launched at the SAMESH community hub and will be presented as a multi media story telling performance by the author. The book highlights over 140 works of art and poetry that Jack produced during his time of uncertainty and it tells stories of love and compassion from family and friends and discusses, addiction, arts practice, mental health and migration.

LinouPress was established in 2020 as a platform for researching social/political issues through artistic provocation. The first publication Jack Linou: The Art of An Outsider was launched on World AIDS Day in 2020 and was featured at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Art Book Fair in 2021 and for the 2021 Midsumma Festival for Positive Living Victoria.

SAMESH is a SA based joint program of SHINE SA and Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council). It provides a range of support services and initiatives all designed to provide people with information and services centred around HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, and Community Development.

Recent advances in HIV treatments and testing mean we can now end the HIV epidemic by getting people to test more, treat early and stay safe. But unfortunately, some attitudes haven’t changed. Stigma can have profound impacts on people living with HIV, and it can prevent those at risk from seeking resources and getting tested.

Your contribution to the Red Ribbon Appeal and Red Ribbon Week will help ACON continue its work in preventing new HIV transmissions, tacking HIV stigma and support people living with HIV.

Big or small – it’s up to you. Every little bit counts.

Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for your support.

Event Information

Friday 02nd December 18:00 - 20:00

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