NEWS FROM HOME
[ongoing project collaborating with artist Anne Fehres]
News from Home is a collaboration between visual artist and sociologist Luke Conroy (AUS) and documentary filmmaker Anne Fehres (NL). The core aim of ‘News From Home’ is to engage with the people, objects and stories which make up a local community and communicate these through visual art pieces.
An additional aspect of this project is a series of smaller designs presented as postcards. Our choice for the postcard form is important for this project, it helps our intention of favouring what is outside the 'tourist gaze'. The cultural history of the postcard means that whatever is placed on its front is given a symbolic pedestal. This is a space usually reserved for the iconic. We hope that these new postcard forms change the narrative of the postcard, to offer insight into underrepresented but important people, stories and places. We hope these postcards can find their way elsewhere to help share an alternative view of the place.
'News From Home' is an ongoing project that has been selected for undertaking in six locations during 2019. See works from these locations below and follow our project on Instagram: @news_from_home