Transience presents the work of an exceptional group of women artists from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Merlinda Bobis, Jigzie Campbell, Lella Carridi and Vincenza Fazzalori, Ok-Hean Chang, Mehwish Iqbal, Helen Kassa, Hiromi Tango, My Le Thi, Yumi Umiumare and Sivan Gabrielovitch have been participating in a community research project Art/Hope/Culture: Empowering Women’s Art and Culture that explores the impact of intercultural mobilities and resettlement on their art and their art making processes.
Researchers Anne Harris and Enza Gandolfo have engaged in dialogue with the artists and documented these in a series of short films (also in the exhibition) that celebrate, explore and promote the artists’ work and valuable contributions to Australian art and cultural life.
The artworks represent a range of disciplines including film, visual arts, performance, literature and multi-modalities.
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 1 March, 2-4pm
This event is part of FCAC International Women’s Day and 40th year anniversary. It is supported by Victorian Women’s Trust, Victoria University, Monash University and Maribyrnong Council.
Image: Detail from Hiromi Hotel: Moon Jellies, Hiromi Tango, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
Photography: Greg Piper