Seasons, Histories, Hopes: Imagined Migrant Futures
Seasons, Histories, Hopes: Imagined Migrant Futures is a group exhibition featuring artworks by Steven James Finch (Gok1 Lim1) and Susan Finch (Ah1 Kim1), The Doneo Sibs, Gabby Loo and Nang Vo Hom, Patrick Gunasekera, Nadia Macaulay and Giok Lian, Aisyah Aaqil Sumito, Vidya Rajan, Patrick Bryce, Alina Tang, Colin Smith, and Nazerul Ben-Dzulkefli.
The exhibition is the creative outcome of Imagined Migrant Futures, a community art and research project initiated by Finch and Loo for their James Sykes Battye Creative fellowship, which focused on decoloniality and Asian migrant autobiographic expression in Western Australia. The project sought to promote a more equitable, complete, and emotionally complex understanding of shared local histories around twentieth century migration in Western Australia.
Featuring photography, sound, textiles, sculpture, installation, and performance art, Seasons, Histories, Hopes explores personal identity, loss, and belonging through a multiplicity of cultural knowledges and creative expression.
The State Library acknowledges the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund in its support of this project.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Large format versions of the catalogue can be supplied on request.
There is an all-gender accessible toilet on the same floor as the exhibition.
Please visit the Parking and Transport page for information about getting to the State Library. There are accessible parking bays in the City of Perth carpark beneath the Library and lift access.
Image: Chinese architectural style telephone box and street sign in five languages, Carnarvon Street, Broome, ca.1985 (147535PD)