The Salt of the Earth is a group exhibition that explores the way in which family and the ties that bind shape and inform who we are. From family archives to the way culture is presented in migrant lounge rooms to objects that represent the strength of culture and love to the grief of losing a mother who represented your connection to culture, each artist takes their lived experiences to show the inextricable way that our familial histories – no matter how hard or easy those relationships may be – continue to shape us.

Although there are common threads that can be woven throughout each artist’s work, The Salt of the Earth as an exhibition aims to assert that families are multifaceted and complex, and perhaps the true beauty is within the way that our different experiences are celebrated.

Curated by Talia Smith


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