Join Francesca Rosa for a discussion about her solo exhibition, Memoria, on display at the Gallery from 21 April - 18 June.
“As an Innisfail born, first-generation Italian, I wanted to create a body of work that payed tribute to my late father who migrated in 1956 for employment as a cane cutter and settled in Innisfail to work in the sugar industry until retirement. Challenged by racist attitudes, resentment and social alienation, some works reflect my personal reaction to his experiences of being culturally discriminated against and misrepresented as a non-English speaking migrant in Australia.”
Francesca Rosa, January 2017
Image: Francesca Rosa, Private Collection 2017, collected objects, dimensions variable.