The Share House Project is a collaboration between writer Janine Mikosza and visual artist Stephanie Jones. We are exploring speculative architecture built on the foundations of memory, and are asking members of the public to contribute by drawing the floor plans of their childhood homes from memory. Click here for more details.
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.