A Place Called “Home”

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou

From 8th February, Merrylands RSL Club’s Heritage House will be showcasing an exhibition called “Home”, featuring artwork pieces made and curated by five emerging artists – Alix Crowe, Edwina Huang, Hannah Danon, Heshanthi Munasinha, and Victoria Ferguson.

Brought together by five Fine Arts students from the University of New South Wales, the theme of this project was inspired by 2020’s unpredicted turn of events, which prompted a reconnection with home and family.

Each artist’s conceptualisation of ‘home’ is explored through different lenses, from celebration, reminiscence, grief, and even irony. It may be experiencing or revisiting the cultures and traditions from our country of origin. It may be a place reminiscent of our childhood memories, or it may be in correspondence to where our family and friends reside. Regardless of what ‘home’ means to any of us, there is surely a sense of comfort or nostalgia about the place we call home.

The artists have curated this experience through the mediums of painting, drawing, and videography, and invite you in to stay and collectively experience home with them.

The exhibition is open for viewing until the 9th of April 2021.