Running Towards Home

15 April - 7 May 2021
OPENING | Thursday 15th April, 6-8pm
GUEST SPEAKER | Andrew Purvis, Curator, Adelaide Central Gallery

Running Towards Home is a meditation on the personal longing for place, community, and domesticity. Incited by a feeling of isolation as a result of bushfire smoke and covid-19 related travel bans, this exhibition reflects on McKay’s personal experiences of home - both as a conceptual framework and as a physical site of rejuvenation and material memory.  Through a combination of pen, hand-dyed cotton and felt on raw calico, Running Towards Home explores the need for tangible connection - with place and people - to heal in times of great communal longing, exasperation, and loss.

Harriet McKay_Hen_2020_pen hand-dyed cotton and felt on raw calico_118x93cm unframed_courtesy the artist