The Floating Word

WHEN : 4th - 20th May
WHERE : WEBB Gallery, QCA

Mika Nakamura-Mather has spent much of her life away from her homeland of Japan, living, working and travelling extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her work draws from the present and the past to examine the role memory plays in our notions of home, and traces how it may influence our emotional responses to geographical and cultural dislocation.

The Floating Word uses cultural iconography that is relevant to her in ways that encourage the individual to reflect on their own ideas about what ‘home’ means to them.

This exhibition forms part of Nakamura-Mather’s DVA submission with the Queensland College of Art.


Artist: Mika Nakamura-Mather
Opening Event: Friday, 5 May 2017, 6–8.30pm
Venue: WEBB Gallery and Project Gallery, QCA, 226 Grey Street, South Bank
Gallery Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Image: Mika Nakamura Mather. “Postcards from Home” series 2016
various Japanese timbers, transparency photo sheets, natural Japanese pigments, 10x15cm each.