HOME: Here/There/Somewhere was a project concept that came to my mind when I was on my 14 days of quarantine in my own apartment in Melbourne this February. 2020 is a chaotic year for everyone, as the pandemic has challenged and affected us all tremendously. All of a sudden, staying home has become the universal norm. Under these current circumstances, the moods that 'home' gives us are not merely joy and relaxation, but are also intertwined with a sense of fear, loneliness and confinement. In collaboration with four artists and designers from different backgrounds, this project brings together artworks that explore concepts and feelings around ‘home', as a way of self-meditation and reflection on the psychological and physical impacts on young people's lives. In the end, this exhibition is about hope and love, and an appreciation of life no matter what difficulties we are currently facing today.
Anya Wong is a Bachelor of Design student of University of Melbourne. In addition to her background in Performance and Graphic Design, she holds a great passion for Fine Arts and curating. Recently, she has volunteered at Arts Project Australia and enrolled in a curatorial internship at Chinese Museum in Melbourne.
HOME: Here/There/Somewhere is her first curatorial project.
This exhibition has been supported by the George Paton Gallery Project Spaces as part of the GPG Virtual program.
We, the artists and curator of this virtual exhibition would like to show respect and acknowledgement to the history, culture and art of Traditional Custodians of the Land, of Elders past and present.