‘Home (Away From Home)’ offers an insight into the ways in which queer relationships provide a sense of safety, a sense of belonging, and a sense of home.
Comprised of both still and moving imagery, this exhibition tells stories of the sensual and sensuous nature of queer love and queer life, from wavy, hazy disco-dance-floors to soft, gentle embraces of lovers and friends holding hands and holding space for one another. Viewers can experience life in Naarm (Melbourne) through the eyes of the artist and consider how we value intimacy in our everyday lives.
Living and working on the stolen lands of The Kulin Nation in Naarm (Melbourne), takataapui artist J Davies documents their life, their queer community, contemporary queer culture, and themes of identity, intimacy, and neurodiversity.
A graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts, they have exhibited at The National Gallery of Victoria, Incinerator Gallery, Sol Gallery, Blak Dot Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Photography, C3 Artspace, and Seventh Gallery, and held a recent studio residency with Collingwood Yards.