This exhibition of photography will function as the launch exhibition run under Mother Arts, an initiative that aims to give emerging artists a platform to exhibit and access information.
Sharing varied perspectives on what home means in the context of grief, immigration, history and politics, each photographer unearths and considers their individual history; The works are sometimes touching, sometimes enlightening, and sometimes playful. The exhibition will highlight backgrounds of Spanish, Irish-American, French-Vietnamese, Hungarian, North African and Welsh families
Collaborative duo Lucy Bliszko and Harry Flook’s project observes the settlement of asylum seekers in Wales at different points in time, first through present day North African refugees, compared with Hungarian refugees who settled in Wales in the late 50’s. Alvaro’s Garcia’s project examines the legacy of a grandfather he never knew, Garcia Garcia, who had Spain’s most common name twice. Interacting with his archive, Alvaro saves his grandfather’s story before it recedes into anonymity, questioning how heritage can become lost in history. Another touching project portrays grief in the family home, after photographer Lewis Brillet’s brother passed away. Brillet documented his homes physical renovation – intended to bring together his large French-Vietnamese family – while they rebuilt their lives in tandem. Finally Clar Tillekens reconnects with her Irish heritage, finding their traces in the overwhelming City of New York.