The focus of Karen Stone’s Master of Visual Art (Research) is an examination of how the meaning of the term ‘home’ deeply embodies notions of belonging. Stone uses her identity as an older, single, non-home owning Australian woman, to guide and inform her research, exploring definitions of home as affected by physical, emotional, gendered, familial and cultural influences.
Karen has installed six large-scale floral arabesques, as the conceptual iteration of a series of rooms that are symbolic of her understandings of these influences. These large-scale, handmade paper panels were developed using her unique papermaking processes, recycled clothing, and 1950s domestic floral imagery, to re-imagine and speak of her relationship to home.
Closing Event: 19th November, 4:15 – 6:15pm