Terms & Conditions

  • Once your proposal submission is received, you will be sent an email to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 7 days, please contact us to ensure your proposal has been successfully submitted. HKOP and IMPACT 11 team will not be liable for any non-arrival of proposal submission information.
  • If your proposal is selected, at least one representative from your group or organisation should be present at IMPACT 11 for the set up and presentation. If special arrangements or equipment is required, requests must be made clearly in the proposal submission for our consideration.
  • Registration fees should be settled via online payment. Cash and cheques will not be accepted. Registration will only be considered complete once the registration form and payment have been received. Payments not received in full prior to the event may result in entry being denied. No cancellation is accepted. Registration fees for IMPACT 11 are not refundable. If a participant is unable to attend and would like to transfer the registration to another person, approval will be determined by the HKOP & IMPACT 11 team on a case-by-case basis.
  • No responsibility is assumed by HKOP, the organiser or the speakers/authors for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of product, negligence or otherwise, or from any expectation regarding the event, use or operation of any methods, products, artworks, instructions or ideas presented at the event or contained in the notes.
  • By entering the event premises, you consent to being photographed or filmed by the HKOP and IMPACT 11 teams, and to the organiser’s use and publication of audio recording, video recording in any and all media for promotional and educational purposes. No recording or photography on the premises of the conference is allowed during the conference without prior written consent of the organiser.
  • In case of a person (delegate, exhibitor, visitor) infringing the overall interest/aim of the conference or infringing the interest of other delegates, companies or parties involved in the conference, the organiser is entitled to exclude the infringing person/company from the event after an oral or written warning by the HKOP directors show no adequate result. All respective costs in context of the infringement or exclusion are on the infringing person’s/company’s own responsibility. No liability in any way or any reason is taken by the organiser in this case.
  • Applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, including but not limited to flight and local transportation, accommodation, adequate insurance cover, as well as related visa procedures. Visa requirements for entry to Hong Kong vary according to the visitor’s country of origin.
  • While every effort will be made to adhere to the published programme, it may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content, speakers, and/or timing of the programme without prior notice. Please check the website for the latest version of the programme.
  • Personal information collected will be held on a database and used for communication purposes. In some cases, related to the funding support to the conference, your details may be made available to the funding bodies or its related department for record.
  • In addition to the provisions mentioned above, these terms and conditions are subject to the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Acceptance of all of the above terms and conditions is required in order to register for and participate in IMPACT 11.

Your account is created!

Please login and fill in your personal information.

Time Preference

*All dates and times shown are in Hong Kong Time (GMT+8).

Maybe later



My profile

Note: Please fill in the requested fields to proceed. You may return and edit later.

Please fill in this required field.
Please fill in this required field.
Please enter a valid email.
Please fill in this required field.
Please fill in this required field.
Please enter a valid email.
Please fill in this required field.
I would like to receive news of HKOP and IMPACT 11 by email.


I Read and Accept Terms and Conditions

Proposal Abstract

My current research investigates the genre of portraiture and questions how to make portraits of women who have been affected by abuse and trauma. An individual affected by trauma feels  that they are ‘not being seen… not being taken into account’ (Van Der Kolk 2014) which presupposes that portraiture may be beneficial to them in their recovery. Recovery from trauma is enabled only by feeling safe with other people (ibid.) and it is crucial that an artist working with women affected by trauma adjusts their working process to minimise harm.

I am an artist and printmaker and through my art practice, I work with women affected by domestic and sexual abuse, including an artist residency at Exeter’s women’s refuge (2013-14) and an animated film project (2014). I explored issues around portraiture of vulnerable women during my Masters at UWE (2015-18) and together with Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services (DRCSAS), we devised a ‘safe’ method of portraiture to undertake with the service users.

My PhD research is developing this initial work, and through further work with DRCSAS and their service users, my primary question is: how can I enhance their agency through portraiture? As a printmaker, I am also asking: how may the particular characteristics of printmaking support the growth of autonomy for the service user?

The academic paper for IMPACT 11 would present my initial inquiries into my doctoral research, which begins with the context for the work and continues with an examination of how printmaking may support the beneficial outcomes for the women involved. More information available from https://catherinecartwright.co.uk/portfolio/reclaim/


Looks like you do not have access to this section

This content requires purchase of access pass. If you have already purchased a pass, please login to view this section.

Academic Paper

The Ethics of Creating Portraiture with Women Affected by Sexual Violence

Catherine Cartwright
Printmaker, Academic, Artist, Student, Printmaker, Academic, Artist, Student
University of Exeter