Charlotte Ghaie

I Might Come Back as a Mountain or a Bird

29 July - 10 August
161 Heidelberg Road, Northcote
Tue-Thu: 12-4pm / Fri: 10am-5pm

The artworks in this exhibition were informed by a six week trip to India which Charlotte took with her family.  Inspired by experiences connecting with family in India, this body of work is a highly personal exploration of fragmented cultural identity as well as what it means to be a woman and a mother. The process of making these works reactivated memories from Charlotte’s personal history, allowing her to make connections with ancestors, past versions of herself and her experience of being in a woman’s body. She says, ‘in India, I am making sense of family, ancestral longings, motherhood, mysticism, and real or imagined memories. I know I need to make these images, they are revealing something that exists but is not yet known to me. Without art I may never find out.’

Read the exhibition essay by Claire Summers here.