A new exhibition at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum explores the concept of love.
Presented in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art, the LOVE exhibition explores all forms of loving connection between people.
The exhibition presents Australian love stories which traverse time, gender, orientation, ethnicity, age and distance. Museums Victoria's state collection has been combed for personal effects, cultural artefacts, letters, images, and artworks that tell love stories.
They feature with works loaned from the Heide Collection by key Australian artists: Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, Albert Tucker, Sam Atyeo, Mirka Mora, and Richard Larter. Displayed alongside intimate photographs, these works recount the entanglements and intimacies of the Heide circle of artists.
The exhibition also displays loaned precious personal items and specially-commissioned artworks from others throughout the community.
Melbourne performance artists the Huxleys present a moving and creative glitter-bound love story. Also witness how a mother from South Sudan risked everything to give her son a future, and how love manifested in a nineteenth-century friendship between a Wurundjeri Elder and a Scottish woman.
LOVE is the first in a series devoted to celebrating the universal themes that connect us all. The theme reflects Immigration Museum’s commitment to celebrating communities and shared humanity.
LOVE runs until 28 April 2019 at the Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Free with museum entry
More information and tickets available from Museums Victoria.