Two new exhibitions focusing on the personal journeys of migrants and refugees to Australia debut at Hunt Club Community Arts Centre on Friday 15 May.
Her Eyes of Yin
Artist Deb Thorne’s great grandfather migrated to Australia in the 1890’s. He was a gentleman from Canton China who left behind a wife and concubines who practised the tradition of footbinding.
Deb and her mother’s faded memories of these women feature in the mixed-media pieces developed by Deb for the exhibition Her Eyes of Yin.
She presents their story as a visual story teller with compassion and appreciation.
Here and Now: Stories of Belonging
The Here and Now: Stories of Belonging exhibition features visual and written pieces that focus on new arrivals who are currently seeking asylum or refuge in Australia.
The featured artists are participants of the Jesuit Community College English language support program and the project was facilitated by artist, Heather Lorraine Plaizier.
Both exhibitions are open Friday 15 May to Saturday 13 June at
Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
775 Ballarat Road