Opening Thursday 5 July, 6pm
Exhibition dates: 6 July – 12 August
‘Home’ can be defined in many ways. It can be an area of country, a geographical location, or a psychological one. It can be the physical qualities of a particular building, a house, or it can be those who live in it. It can be community, or a complex combination and interweaving of all of these elements. It can be tangible places and people and it can be memories. Dream of home explores these varied meanings of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’.
As an inaugural recipient of Arts NT’s Creative in Residence program, Jennifer Taylor has invited artists from Tangentyere Artists, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Batchelor Institute to look at particular works from the Araluen Art Collection and then join her in making new works exploring their sense of home.
Dream of home presents both the Collection works that provided this catalyst, alongside the works made in response, all reflecting and meditating on what constitutes home. Expressing the need and desire that humans and animals feel for a secure, safe home, Dream of home evokes the vulnerability and resilience of people facing social and environmental change, raising questions about how we create and sustain connections to home-places, and how we might nurture an inclusive sense of belonging.