On the streets where you live, 2017

Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS City), 1 June – 1 July, 2017

On the Streets Where You Live charts the themes of place, memory and belonging. It’s an exhibition that celebrates the neighbourhood in which I’ve lived for over twenty years, drawing on a number of suburban references, from the ornamental ironwork of fences, gates and verandah railings, to local street nomenclature and road maps.

The works are a form of autotopography, which refers to the spatial, local and situational ‘writing’ of the self, distinct from autobiography or memoir because it is not a narrative as such, but rather an interweaving of the self with place, surface and object.

The exhibition catalogue is here.