Harleigh English - Solo Exhibition
Opening night Wednesday the 13th of December
6 - 9pm
The home takes on many forms as a person traverses life and space. It’s a concept that one carries with them and at the right moment is projected onto their surroundings. In regards to this the home isn’t just represented by a house, but rather those feelings of warmth, shelter and security. In this current age of modernisation houses are impermanent, the constant destruction and reconstruction are evident of these ever-changing spaces. As we adapt, so do the areas on which we live, shaping and influencing our attempts to foster deeper connections informed by individual and collective predispositions. These locations, as a result, become functional, meaningful and reflective of our
place within our landscape.
‘A Place to Lie Down’ compresses these ideas of what a home is in both Australian and North American towns and the similarities and differences attached to it. It's important to look closely at how we interact and identify in these areas, doing this helps us to gain perspective and reconsider how we connect to ourselves, each other and to nature. We need to see such alternatives today to remind us what life could be like.