Home will be on from Saturday 9 May, 3pm, and comes all the way from Thessaloniki, Greece to its only Australian venue. We are honoured to have the Greek Ambassador, Mr Dafaranos and his wife, come up from Canberra to officially open Home: New Photography from Greece. It will run until Sunday 7 June 2015.
Home has been co-curated by Jacob Aue Sobol of Magnum Photos and the Photography Centre of Thessaloniki in Greece. The exhibition raises profound questions about the meaning of home – what defines the environment that home represents? Is it possible to portray your own feeling of home in an unfamiliar setting?
Twenty-one Greek photographers were invited to participate in a five-day workshop with Mr Sobol in the northern hemisphere summer of 2013. At the workshop, the photographers were tasked with photographing the idea of ‘home’ in an unfamiliar environment – the small village of Lafkos, a place where none of the photographers had been before.
“Home is a place of memories. It is where we have our roots. It is a place we keep returning to. If we want to learn more about ourselves and the world we live in, this is where we look – in our own backyard. The place where our personality is shaped and dreams are built,” Mr Sobol said.
This free exhibition features over 70 photographs that were captured during the workshop and over the following months. After a successful showing in Thessaloniki in February, Trinity Grammar School’s Delmar Gallery is thrilled to have the opportunity to present these compelling images to an Australian audience.