Escape by Alan Stewart

Friday 27 May 2022 - Friday 12 August 2022

Image: ‘Escape 1, Taungurung 2021’ by Alan Stewart, (2021), photographic print. Image courtesy of the artist.

Escape is a new body of work by Taungurung/Filipino artist Alan Stewart made during Melbourne’s long lockdown to reflect his longing to connect to country.

“Country has always been my escape and connection to my culture. Without it, I lost a sense of self and a way to revitalise my spirit. Those early mornings and long drives helped me to see what’s special about being on country, land that holds such a deep meaning to my ancestors. I look back now and realise how lucky I was.”

Taungurung and Filipino man Alan Stewart uses photography to document his family, community, and personal journey as a First Nations person. Reflecting stories from his childhood—first in Manila, and then in Melbourne— Stewart’s pictures showcase his rich Filipino and Australian Aboriginal backgrounds.

He is a photographer predominantly focusing on landscape and street photography, and has premiered work at various festivals including Yirramboi, BlakHeart and PHOTO 2021. He was also the recipient of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program 2D Award at The 8th Koorie Art Show in 2021.

Event details:
Friday 27 May to Friday 12 August. 
Where: Richmond Town Hall.

Discover the exhibition at Richmond Town Hall during opening hours.

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Richmond Town Hall

Date and time:
Friday 27 May 2022 - Friday 12 August 2022

333 Bridge Rd, Richmond