COMMISSIONS

indigenous  sites  of significance

UNDERCURRENT

Artist

Peta Clancy

THE MIGRANT 
EXPERIENCE

 

FROM THERE TO HERE

Artist

Lee Grant

HOMELESSNESs

LAY DOWN YOUR HEAD

Artist

Ponch Hawkes

THE LBGTQIA+

EXPERIENCE

BEING OURSELVES

Artist

David Rosetzky

ARTIST STATEMENT

CURATORIAL TEXT

THE EXHIBITION

ARTIST INTERVIEW

from there to here

The Community of Monash is incredibly diverse and complex with a rich a vibrant culture. We knew that this commission could never capture every migrant story or feature every migrant background. The approach was to review recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) migration data and focus on people heralding from origins that are highly represented in the community. The subjects the project engaged include 16 people who migrated to Australia and settled in the area and range from those who migrated just after WWII to those who are newly arrived. The origins of the people whose migration stories are captured are: India, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United Kingdom, South Korea, China and Saudi Arabia. 

 

​Lee Grant's approach was to photograph people in an environmental portrait, in their home, both inside and outside. In addition, each participant has recorded an interview recounting their journey to Monash in their own words. These interviews highlight their motivations for migrating to a new place, and the emotions they experienced as they arrived in a foreign land. These interviews are available to listen to.

Lee GRANT

Nyangak ‘Lizzy’ (Sudan – Commerce student and volunteer youth advocacy worker), at home, Mulgrave  2019 (detail)

from the series From there to here: migrant journeys to Monash

pigment ink-jet print

100.0 x 100.0 cm

collection of the artist
courtesy of the artist

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road

WHEELERS HILL  VIC  3150

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