Saturday 16 November – Sunday 19 January

Galleries 3 & 4
Free Entry

five letters cinque lettere

Filomena Coppola

five letters cinque lettere is a contemporary interpretation of the experience of the post WW2 migration from Italy within the Mildura community as told by artist Filomena Coppola, a child of migrants and the first generation born in Australia. The works celebrate migration experiences, explores cultural loss, and expresses what it is to live between the culture she was born into and the one that her parents left behind.

The exhibition is not only a personal story, Filomena worked within the local community to make video and sound works which include three generations of immigration to the area. 

Saturday 23 November 
2pm-3.30pm, five chapters cinque capitoli

Fred L. Gardaphé, Eliana Maestri, Loredana Polezzi, Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo and Filomena Coppola will present in this panel on artistic and literary collaborations that have forged connections across three continents within the Italian Diaspora. view Presenters' Bios.

5pm, Official Exhibition Opening

Image: Filomena Coppola, The Journey (air), 2022. Coloured pencil on paper.