2017 I Stand Alone

I Stand Alone, Arcade, Level 1/119 Hopkins Street, Footscray. Wednesday 30 August – 16 September, 2017.

Filomena’s current work explores the role of the feminine within her cultural experience of being born in Australia to Italian immigrant parents. Her upbringing dictated that women should be married, and only when married do they have currency and an attributed value within the community. Unmarried women are perceived as other or remain the responsibility of the father. The value of women as individuals, the equality of women and the acknowledgement of the power of the feminine is the driving force in this work. I Stand Alone  and Here I Am reflect this intensity of belonging to a culture that is still learning to accept women, honour their choices, their feminine strength and their power as unique individuals in this diverse society.