Changing Perceptions on Homelessness #Mycommunityismyhome by Claire Letitia Reynolds
This exhibition is about strength and resilience, community, and hope. It is one result from a group of people and organisations that has met once a month for the past two years to make a plan to assist people experiencing homelessness in Nambour and the Sunshine Coast. The aim is to challenge and change current perceptions and associated stigma surrounding homelessness.
The daily struggle for survival here is real- each day brings monumental
challenges, things that you and I take for granted on a daily basis. The more I delved into
this project, the more I began to see the “hidden homeless” people sleeping in cars, on
living room floors, couch surfing, under bridges. Young, old, men, woman and childrenthere is no discrimination in homelessness.
Jude will be exploring novel ways of memorial making. Photographs, the traditional way of remembering will be a key part of the project, but used in non-traditional ways. She is interested in the transitions currently taking place in laying down visual memories for future generations. How, for example, has digital photography changed the way in which we capture the moments by which we visually record and remember our families? The project implicitly asks questions about who are the keepers of family history, what methods they employ, and how does that influence the remembering.