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For­eign Land ex­hi­bi­tion com­ing to Art Space

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By ED­WINA KELLY CHARTS

EMERG­ING artist and lo­cal pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher Sab­rina Lau­ris­ton will bring For­eign Land to Childers Arts Space.

The ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights her per­sonal pas­sion for tra­di­tional photography tech­niques and will fea­ture more than 30 emo­tional jour­neys drawn from im­mi­grants living in the Bund­aberg re­gion ac­com­pa­nied by a por­trait of each per­son.

Im­mi­grants who have made Australia home be­tween 1949 and 2013 will be fea­tured in this mov­ing ex­hi­bi­tion which also ex­plores each in­di­vid­ual’s jour­ney and their rea­sons for mov­ing to Australia - be it love, work, war, fam­ily or even star­va­tion.

The ex­hi­bi­tion also ex­plores their Aus­tralian ex­pe­ri­ence and their re­ac­tion to Australia on their ar­rival.

She de­vel­oped For­eign Land in re­sponse to her move to Australia as an im­mi­grant, and as a way to dis­cover more about the lo­cal com­mu­nity, specif­i­cally the sto­ries and mem­o­ries of mi­grants to the re­gion.

The ex­hi­bi­tion opens on Tues­day and runs un­til July 19. The of­fi­cial open­ing func­tion to cel­e­brate both the ex­hi­bi­tion and her book “For­eign Lands” will be held at the gallery on Satur­day May 16 at 2pm.

En­try is free.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Tanya Gil­bert at last year's camp.

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