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Australien Future – Tales of Migration

Facing the Future – Bartailed Godwits, oil on canvas, Deb Mostert 2018.

Media Release, Australien Future – Tales of Migration; artworks at the Migration Museum, Migration Museum, 5 June 2019

A new exhibition at the Migration Museum explores the story of migration using beautiful artworks in oils and watercolour.

Australien Future – Tales of Migration is the result of two years’ work by artist Deb Mostert. Queensland-based Mostert connects her family’s migration story with the migrations of the natural world, drawing a parallel between human geographical instability and the fragile lives of migratory birds. The ‘tales’, illustrated in oil and watercolour, reach back into the artist’s family tree, and will resonate with many Australians whose families have come across the seas.

The paintings in oils look back, taking as their starting point family photos of the migration journey, and comment on the present; the question of the health of migratory bird populations as habitat diminishes and the globe warms, and wider political questions of the treatment of the millions of displaced people around the globe. The delicate watercolours conjure Dutch life through objects, in memory in the Netherlands, or here in a new life in Australia.

Artist Deb Mostert will be in Adelaide on Friday and Saturday and available for interview.

The Migration Museum is open daily 10am – 5pm:
82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide.

Australien Future – Tales of Migration
opens on Saturday 8 June and runs until Sunday 28 July

FREE

Media Contact
Kristy Rebbeck
Manager, Marketing, Communications & Partnerships
Phone 08 8203 9869 or 0403 017 676
Email krebbeck@history.sa.gov.au

Migration Museum
Mandy Paul
Museum Director
82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide  SA  5000
Phone  08 8207 7582 or 0447 203 859

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