The HousingFirst Annual Art Exhibition showcases mixed media art and photography proudly created by tenants living in community housing. This year, artists consider the concept of Our Place: is it a sense of connection to geographical location or inside space? A feeling within oneself, or tied to one’s identity? Does it relate to a sense of connection to individuals, or to communities? Is it real, or imagined? The questions and reflections raised by this exhibition are part of a wider conversation about ourselves and our interactions with our world.
This group show gives artists living in community housing an opportunity to express themselves through their art, network with other artists and contribute to wider discourses about connection, space and identity. Many tenants have experienced significant personal and health-related circumstances that would impact their ability to hold their own exhibition or participate in art-related activities. This exhibition – made possible through the generous support of program partners – provides an important opportunity for tenants to reflect on their own stories and experiences, to receive professional creative guidance to create artwork and finally, to exhibit in a professional gallery space.
Tickets for the Opening Night on Wednesday, September 4 at 6pm are now available. Grab your free ticket here.
The exhibition will run from Thursday, September 5 to 29, from 9:30am – 4:30pm, at the Foyer Gallery – Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park.