Alan Stewart (AU/PH)


09 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Alan Stewart. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Alan Stewart. Courtesy the artist.


09 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


West Space [i]
102/30 Perry St, Collingwood
Wed – Fri, 12pm – 6pm
Sat – Sun, 12pm – 4pm




Wheelchair access



Presented in the window gallery at West Space, Escape is a new body of work by Taungurung/Filipino artist Alan Stewart made during Melbourne’s long lockdown to reflect his longing to connect to country.

“Country has always been my escape and connection to my culture. Without it, I lost a sense of self and a way to revitalise my spirit. Those early mornings and long drives helped me to see what’s special about being on country, land that holds such a deep meaning to my ancestors. I look back now and realise how lucky I was.”

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March