The Courthouse Gallery+Studio team, together with The Junction Co invite you to their new exhibition, Finding Home.
The exhibition, which opened on Friday, 26 March, explores the reasons why young people leave their regional hometowns, why some choose to stay, and why others return.
Finding Home developed out of the Engaging Youth in Regional Australia Study led by Dr Candice Boyd from the University of Melbourne and funded by the Australian Research Council. The research took place in three regional towns, Griffith NSW, Port Lincoln SA and Hedland WA – each a town experiencing net youth outmigration despite their strong local economies.
The exhibition includes film and photography work by researchers and participants involved in the study, and features handmade textiles by artist-activist Tal Fitzpatrick, and a collaboration between mother-daughter Aboriginal artists Lorna Dawson and Kimberley McKie.
Finding Home is exhibiting alongside the Pilbara Fashion Festival, a two-month program of workshops, exhibitions, markets and runway showcases happening throughout April and May. A celebration of local talents, the Fashion Festival activities will be delivered across the Pilbara and will provide opportunities for engagement and development with the overarching theme of consumption and renewal.
Visit Finding Home at the Courthouse Gallery and Studio, 16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland throughout April and May.