From a Home to a Home: a story of Migration

'From a home to a home' (2016), video by Andrej Kocis

Brunswick Street Gallery
322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Friday 25 November – Thursday 8 December
supported by Multicultural arts victoria
Curated by Kate Gorringe smith


A unique exhibition involving sixteen artists from seven countries. Through the media of video, paper-cutting, installation, printmaking, animation, sculpture and weaving, the artists of ‘From a Home to a Home: a Story of Migration’ invite members of the public to join them on a journey of migration.

Bound by the experience of finding a lasting sanctuary on Australian shores, the artists were invited to consider their own migrant and refugee stories through the universalising lens of shorebird migration. These creatures also find sanctuary on our shores, but are biologically bound to fly annually the treacherous 25,000 km circuit to and from their arctic breeding grounds. Their flight path (called a ‘Flyway’) links Australia with 22 countries from New Zealand along the coast of Asia to Alaska.

The artists in ‘From a Home to a Home’, from seven of the twenty-three Flyway countries, have made site-specific work for the exhibition in Fitzroy’s BSG (Brunswick Street Gallery). The rambling venue has nine separate spaces spread over three levels. As visitors walk between installations and works they will themselves experience a journey and are, at its end, invited to contribute to a growing public installation that considers the meaning of ‘home’.

The exhibition will be officially opened at 6 pm on Friday November 25 by Jill Morgan AM, CEO of Multicultural Arts Victoria.

Participating Artists
Kate Gorringe-Smith (Curating artist), Cui Xiao Hua, Kyoko Imazu, Nakarin Jaikla, Vicki Kinai, Andrej Kocis, Helen Kocis Edwards, Khue Nguyen, Minh Phan, Ema Shin, En En See, Pamela See, My Le Thi, Pimpisa Tinpalit, Haily Tran, Rebecca Young.

Exhibition curator, Kate Gorringe-Smith and artists Minh Phan and Pamela See interviewed on Radio National's Books and Arts Daily.

Download catalogue