Origins and Arrivals: work in progress

Work-in-progress. Stitching torn paper and lace into paper vessels, to carry tales of arrival or origin into Paper Mountain Gallery in June 2017.

Work-in-progress. Stitching torn paper and lace into paper vessels, to carry tales of arrival or origin into Paper Mountain Gallery in June 2017.

These are the questions I am asking about your origin in or arrival to Australia. Each brief story will be written on a paper vessel and suspended in the gallery:

What is your first name?
Did you come to Australia yourself?
If so from where?
when?
how?
If you were born in Australia, who was your most recently-arrived ancestor?
Which country did they come from?
when did they arrive?
how?
and (if you know) who was your earliest-arrived ancestor
from where?
when?
how?
and if you have Aboriginal ancestors, which lands and language groups do they belong to?

Send your response or any questions or comments to ruth.halbert@gmail.com 

If you would like to extend the conversation and ask friends, family or acquaintances for their origin and arrival stories and pass them on to me, I would be delighted!

Thank you for participating in the Origins and Arrivals project.

The Perth exhibition of this project will be at 

Paper Mountain,
Upstairs 267 William St
Northbridge, Perth.

open every day from Saturday 10 June to Sunday 25 June 2017 from 9.30am to 5pm.

You are welcome to come to the exhibition, find your vessel in the gallery and take it away. I will be in the gallery every day, to collect more stories and make more vessels so come and say hi!