Origins and Arrivals: work in progress
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?
If you were born in Australia, who was your most recently-arrived ancestor?
Which country did they come from?
when did they arrive?
and (if you know) who was your earliest-arrived ancestor
and if you have Aboriginal ancestors, which lands and language groups do they belong to?
Send your response or any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Upstairs 267 William St
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!