Pastel Sketch of the Long Gallery during Artfully Queer - HOME by John Paton
Mother will never understand why you had to leave
But the answers you seek will never be found at home
The love that you need will never be found at home
Lyrics, Smalltown Boy, Bronski Beat
The Artfully Queer - HOME Exhibition and Arts Program was held at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre between the 3rd and 21st of September 2021. Artists were asked to respond to the theme of Home.
What is home? Where is home? Home may be a safe place where you can be your true self, or a space where you feel you belong. Home may be a dream or aspiration, a place you haven't found yet. Home can be a taste, a smell, we can feel at home in our bodies, in our home, in our town, on our island... in our universe. Home can be a person or a group of people. Home can be an object, a feeling or an idea. As Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz says repeatedly, There's no place like home!" Phoebe Adams, Curator