When people experience life outside the culture of their birth, issues of identity and interaction with the environment come to the fore. Irish expat photographer Sharon Hughes explores this concept in Transplanted, delving into her connections with regional Australia, and how being transplanted into a new place has made her sensitive to changes in environments, from the growth of plants to the spread of ideas. Her Australian-born son also features in the work, making it a dual exploration of identity and the concept of nativeness.

About Artist

Sharon Hughes was born in Ireland, where she studied and practiced photography before moving  to  Australia.  Her  work  has  been  collected  by  the  National  Library  of  Australia, along with private collections in Australia and internationally. She resides and practices in the Macedon Ranges with her husband and two children.

Sharon Hughes, Eucalyptus caesia I, 2014/2016, Pigment ink on Archival Rag, 40cm x 40cm

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  • June 26, 2017 - September 18, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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