“It’s the binding core of a culture, its customs, art forms and beliefs are there to bring people together – my work is about finding oneself through folklore in order to call for reflection, solidarity, and union", says Hernández.
Jo Darbyshire’s imagined relationship with the coast of Western Australia while Penny Coss imagines the landscape as a backdrop for cultural migration and the thresholds between the familiar and unfamiliar.
Abdul Abdullah, Idil Abdullahi, Liam Benson and Amala Groom use personal approaches to explore broader political and existential issues to reveal the disparities between individual and national identity.
“I am interested in the role that memory and personal association plays with found images and how these images and these disparate combinations of images might stand in for the emotional states of my experience,” shared O’Neil.
The video installation, Vertigo Sea, was included in the Venice Biennale group exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor. Now, audiences in Perth are privileged to experience this, and the Australian premiere of Akomfrah’s, Auto Da Fé.
For centuries dogs have played the role of confidante, silent critic and muse to artists. With tireless devotion these four-legged companions sit quietly yet alert on studio floors while works are created.