What does home mean to you? This summer, The Exchange at Knowledge Market will be exploring the meaning of home in Victoria Harbour through a series of community events.
The season kicks off with Home Truths, a community based workshop with documentary photographer Nicholas Walton-Healey. This is a unique opportunity for residents of Victoria Harbour to consider and express what home means to you - just come down to The Exchange at Knowledge Market with a special object or photo that symbolises the theme of home for you, chat to researchers about what you've brought and have your photograph taken with the object.
Selected portraits will be installed in The Exchange at Knowledge Market gallery in December and January. The workshop for Victoria Harbour residents will take place on Friday 1 and Thursday 2 December, 1pm-4pm. The exhibition will be launched at 6pm on Friday 8 December in the gallery space at The Exchange at Knowledge Market.
Nicholas Walton-Healey is a freelance documentary photographer and PhD candidate at RMIT University in Melbourne. Nicholas' first book Land Before Lines was published in 2014 and presents 68 portraits of Victorian poets (with an accompanying poem written by each). The project Nicholas is currently conducting as part of his PhD research is entitled Where Blood Comes From, an excerpt of which was published by Westerly Magazine in 2013.
The Exchange at Knowledge Market is a collaboration between Lendlease and RMIT University. The Exchange is a year-long "urban living lab" exploring the concept of community and new ways of understanding the shared urban environment through a curated series of public workshops, exhibitions, forums and community events.
This project is supported by a capability development fund grant from the RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP.