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Exhibition tour - Shelter in Place

Wed 8 September 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
09/08/2021 1:00pm 09/08/2021 2:00pm Exhibition tour - Shelter in Place Join this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Shelter in Place’. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display. We are also running a described tour of ‘Shelter in Place’ for art lovers who are blind or have low vision. Learn more about the described tour and book. About the exhibition ‘Shelter in Place’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery examining the relationship between human beings and architecture.  This group exhibition focuses on the ways in which our built environment is used to foster ideas of home, shelter and belonging.  Through lived experiences, the evolution of society and the passing of time, private and public spaces such as houses, apartments, workplaces, community buildings and places of worship become repositories of histories and memories. The artists in this exhibition interrogate themes such as materiality and memory, ownership and the ‘Australian Dream’, and dispossession and displacement.  Through the mediums of painting, film, sculpture and installation, ‘Shelter in Place’ explores the emotional importance we place on our physical spaces.  These spaces become reflections and relics of ourselves both individually and collectively as a society. Featuring: Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Kevin Chin, Mason Kimber, Eugenia Lim, Shannon Lyons and Polly Stanton. Image credit: Installation view, 'Shelter in Place', Town Hall Gallery, 2021. Photography by Christian Capurro. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Join this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Shelter in Place’. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display.

We are also running a described tour of ‘Shelter in Place’ for art lovers who are blind or have low vision. Learn more about the described tour and book.

About the exhibition

‘Shelter in Place’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery examining the relationship between human beings and architecture.  This group exhibition focuses on the ways in which our built environment is used to foster ideas of home, shelter and belonging. 

Through lived experiences, the evolution of society and the passing of time, private and public spaces such as houses, apartments, workplaces, community buildings and places of worship become repositories of histories and memories. The artists in this exhibition interrogate themes such as materiality and memory, ownership and the ‘Australian Dream’, and dispossession and displacement. 

Through the mediums of painting, film, sculpture and installation, ‘Shelter in Place’ explores the emotional importance we place on our physical spaces.  These spaces become reflections and relics of ourselves both individually and collectively as a society.

Featuring: Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Kevin Chin, Mason Kimber, Eugenia Lim, Shannon Lyons and Polly Stanton.

Image credit: Installation view, 'Shelter in Place', Town Hall Gallery, 2021. Photography by Christian Capurro.
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