Exhibitions tells stories of making Wanneroo home

Artist Judy Rogers will display paintings in the Home exhibition. Picture: City of Wanneroo
Artist Judy Rogers will display paintings in the Home exhibition. Picture: City of Wanneroo

A COLLECTION of stories about migration to the Wanneroo region feature in an exhibition that opened this week.

The permanent exhibition, which opened on November 18 at Wanneroo Regional Museum, explores some significant migrant journeys from European settlement to today’s new arrivals.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the exhibit would consider broad themes of migration over time and celebrate cultural diversity.

“The exhibit covers a range of migrant experiences from the challenges of language barriers and social isolation, to a celebration of the different cultural elements that unite all residents within the City of Wanneroo,” she said.

“This is an interesting and thought-provoking exhibit and I encourage people to see how migrants have helped make the City the vibrant and prosperous place it is today.”

The museum exhibit will be paired with Home, an exhibition in the gallery upstairs at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, featuring artworks and objects which reflect on the experience of migration and the act of making a home.

The exhibition will combine personal stories and creative works, alongside highlights from the City’s collection, and the stories will be celebrated through a free summer program of community events.

Artist Judy Rogers will display three pieces in the exhibition including a mixed media self-portrait.

“I migrated to WA from Budapest 23 years ago,” she said.

“The title of my self-portrait is 6064 which is the postcode of my suburb, Alexander Heights.

“In the painting there is a ring of light surrounding me like a halo, this represents my suburb.”

For more information, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au or call 9405 5000.