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Immigration Museum to host an exhibition about love

What's not to love about love? 

Melbourne's Immigration Museum will be exploring the complex subject of love this December, with an evocative exhibition aptly titled, LOVE. The exhibition will dissect the intimacy of love, longing, loss and everything in between through a special selection of visual art, storytelling techniques, performance and objects. 

Presented in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art, LOVE features borrowed pieces from the Heide Collection, including works by Australian artists Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, Albert Tucker, Sam Atyeo, Mirka Mora and Richard Larter. Along with specially-commissioned artworks, the exhibition will also display a performance art piece by duo The Huxleys as well as sentimental personal items loaned by community members. 

The exhibition will showcase a range of love stories, spanning from the tale of an unlikely nineteenth-century friendship between a white Scottish woman and a Wurundjeri Elder to the journey of a mother from South Sudan who puts everything on the line for her son. The exhibition encourages the viewer to expand their definition of love by seeing it displayed in all shapes and sizes. The collaboration between Immigration Museum and Heide Museum of Modern Art is just the beginning of Immigration Museum's evolution which is set to further solidify the museum as one of Melbourne's cultural hotspots. 

 

LOVE opens at Immigration Museum on Saturday December 1 at Immigration Museum.