Close to Home: JGM Gallery, London
In this altered time, our gaze has been turned inwards to our immediate environment. Staring at this restricted view we can begin to see more clearly and we are reminded to be grateful for the smallest of things. We can witness the miracle of each moment; feel the everyday sublime. Meanwhile, our minds transport us to our internal world of memories, hopes and dreams, and keep us rooted in our beliefs.
Australian Aboriginal artists create works about 'Country' the land, sea and sky, flora and fauna in their world. With over 150 different language groups across the most remote areas of the vast Australian continent, home is the natural world that surrounds them. Artists paint their stories based around ancient traditions that make up the 65,000 year old culture. These selected artists demonstrate a small example of the Aboriginal visual language that helps to pass on their culture to younger generations.
Close to Home weaves together works by 10 contemporary British and Australian Aboriginal artists who visualise the metaphysical link between the subconscious mind and the world we inhabit.