Butler artist explores cultural displacement during her artist-in-residence post at Central Institute of Technology

Butler artist explores cultural displacement during her artist-in-residence post at Central Institute of Technology

MEMORIES, displacement and identity inspire Butler artist Elisa Markes-Young's textile creations.

Markes-Young will be the artist-in-residence at the Central Institute of Technology until December 6.

During her seven-week post, she will produce artworks, engage with students and display her creations in the The Original Place exhibition from November 17.

She incorporates folk art forms and motifs, embroidery, lacemaking and print in imagery that harks back to her eastern European heritage to explore issues of childhood nostalgia, cultural displacement and identity.

Themes in her work revolve around questions such as ‘Will a return to the original place disappoint or validate homesickness?’

Born in Poland, Markes-Young lived in Germany for two decades before moving to Perth with her husband in 2002.

Markes-Young was also invited to exhibit in the 2014 City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award exhibition. Three of her works are on show at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City until October 31.