Author Archives: Filomena

Covid Quilt – Ring of Steel, Lockdown 2, Victoria

This work is a direct response to the closed borders and the ring of steel that was imposed around metropolitan Melbourne. During this time I was in Mildura looking after elderly parents in a border community, where a bridge connected … Continue reading

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Covid Hands

Home – not home. I left my home in Melbourne and travelled to Mildura before the first imposed lockdown to spend this time with my elderly parents. This work was made within the restrictions of this lockdown, the photographs are … Continue reading

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Covid Quilt – Pacing, Lockdown 2, Victoria

Covid Quilt – Pacing is a work made during Victoria’s second lockdown, a lockdown more isolating than the first, entered into still exhausted from Lockdown 1, and knowing as Victorians we were on our own. Not only in lockdown but with … Continue reading

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Covid Quilt – Spiral, Lockdown 1, Victoria

The spiral represents continuity, that even through this feels so new and extraordinary to us, we know that mother earth has experienced something like this before and moved through it. Shadowed by the spiral is the earth (our hemisphere) as … Continue reading

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Rita Wilson speaking about my work in Genova, Italy

Honoured to have Rita Wilson, Monash University include my work, specifically the Earthly Tales exhibition, in her talk Re-Framing Narratives of Migrant Heritage as part of the session panel Visualizing a Living Heritage: Italian Transcultural Practices in Australia as part … Continue reading

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Dispore Italiane – Italy in Movement: Between Immigration and Historical Amnesia, 27-29 June 2019, Galata Museo del Mare, Genova Italy.

I presented as part of a panel Panel – Visual and Verbal Memories: Italian Migrant Creativity Across the World. L-R Chair: Prof Fred Gardaphe (USA), John D Calandra Italian American Institute New York. Filomena Coppola (AUS), Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo (AUS), Dr Eliana … Continue reading

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The Weight of my Culture (cups)

The Weight of my Culture (cups) is the second work that I have developed using coffee cups that i have been collecting from family members in Mildura – mostly from broken and old used sets. These new works are more … Continue reading

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The Weight of My Culture (cups and saucers)

I have been collecting coffee cups from family members in Mildura – mostly from broken and old used sets. These new works are more about using objects and elements of nature that already evoke memory and then imbuing them with … Continue reading

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Fish out of Water – Summer Solstice Release, 21 December, 2018

This is the sixth of nine summer solstice releases which begain in 2013. This year I released this fish at Alexandra Gardens in Kew, it was the first rainy release. Again, I Facebooked and Instragramed the image and location and … Continue reading

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Circle of Stones, Gallery 152, York, WA 29 September – 4 November, 2018

Circle of Stones was a group exhibition with Merle Narkle-Goodwin, Holly Story, Janelle Mendham, Nikala Bourke, Sujora Conrad and Lana de Jager. Circle of Stones is a connection to place and time as it relates to the earth’s rotation around … Continue reading

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