LOSS

Upper Turbine Gallery
24 April - 27 June 2021 
Exhibition launch: 24 April 2021, 4-6pm 

Artists: Damon AMB, Miriam Cabello, Blak Douglas, Jagath Dheerasekara, Linda Sok

Loss is an exhibition exploring the impact of leaving a homeland, by those who have.

Australia is a country where a large percentage of the population have moved to Australia (or their ancestors have) from other parts of the world.  In Liverpool Council area 41% of people stated on the 2016 Census that they were born overseas.

Many of the people born overseas have fled their homelands to find refuge and a safer way to live. Past Australian Government policies have also impacted on Aboriginal communities, forced off country, their populations decimated, and children separated from their families.

Each of the artists featured in this exhibition are from Western Sydney and have a practice that explores the reasons, impacts and losses of leaving their homelands. They comment, from their own experiences, on difficult topics including war, torture, stolen generation and offer personal insights into reconnecting with culture, home, family, and friends.


Image credit: Jagath Dheerasekara, 'Bungarusa panthera: a hybrid' 2021. Video Still. Courtesy the artist