Home is Where the Heart Is
13 September – 20 October 2001
SACWA members & Irene Briant, Aadje Bruce, Jo Crawford, Sarah Crowest, Helen Fuller, Julie Gough, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Kay Lawrence, Michele Nikou, Nalda Searles, Rosemary Whitehead and Joyce Winsley
Home is where the heart is examines attitudes of "belonging" in Australia. The exhibition focuses on the work of women artists and on work, which revitalizes traditional female craft–forms as the means of exploring current issues of identity, gender, nationality and place. These issues are at the heart of contemporary Australia's continuing quest to renegotiate its relationship with its past and with the place we all call "home".
The exhibition and historical material presented in the catalogue show that Australian women have been pioneers in coming to terms with a new land and with the indigenous culture of Australia.
A Centenary of Federation project through the Country Women's Association. Curated by Vivonne Thwaites. Catalogue essays by Mary Eagle and Stephanie Radok.