How Did I Get Here? asks what exactly brought us to this exact place in life? What went wrong, what went right, what random acts of fate, have set us down, just so, in this place at this time?
The exhibition invites audiences to ask these questions about each work and its subjects. What forces have landed them in this moment, captured as themselves and as actors in a photographer’s drama? How did the work come to be?
Inspired by the 1980 Talking Heads song Once in a Lifetime, the first touring exhibition from Art Gallery of WA for twenty years, How Did I Get Here? brings together twelve key photographic works interwoven with various complementary pieces from the local collection. Each artist takes a unique and personal perspective – sometimes photo reportage sometimes imaginative fiction – drawing from real life to speak about the challenges of coming of age, cultural beliefs, race and religion, and our social selves.
Note – Touring Exhibition Postponed.
Regional Venue Touring Dates
Katanning Gallery 13/04/19 – 11/05/19
Collie Art Gallery 20/07/19 – 01/09/19
Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth 14/09/19 – 08/10/19
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries 18/01/20 – 01/03/20
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery 14/03/20 – 11/04/20
Carnarvon Library and Gallery 16/05/20 – 19/06/20
East Pilbara Art Centre 04/07/20 – 09/08/20