LARA CHAMAS | THE ENTERANCE TO PARADISE LIES AT YOUR MOTHER'S HANDS
The entrance to Paradise lies at your mother’s feet hands
Opening | Friday 5 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates | 6 February – 28 March 2021
Lara Chamas is a first generation Australian-Lebanese artist, based in Melbourne. Her practice investigates topics of postcolonial and migrant narratives, specifically within the context of her cultural identity. Fleeing from civil war, her parents migrated to Australia, where she was born. Her practice explores this in relation to contemporary Australian and global society, and current political issues, such as; colonialism, refugees, racism, otherness, stigma, language, Islamophobia, terrorism and power relations within society. Currently a completing a masters by research in fine art at Monash University, central to her research is the expansion on these notions in a more historical and anthropological sense. With discussing geopolitical issues, research and first-hand experience is important to the genuinely of her work. Middle Eastern historical and cultural comparatives provide surprising amount of relativity and perspective into contemporary Australian culture as experienced by the artist.