Atong Atem (SS/AU)

Monstera Obliqua

06 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
Image: Atong Atem. Courtesy the artist and MARS gallery.

Image: Atong Atem. Courtesy the artist and MARS gallery.


06 February 2021 - 07 March 2021


MARS Gallery [i]
7 James St, Windsor
Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm


Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets, Accessible Parking

To accompany her PHOTO 2021 commission at the Immigration Museum, South Sudanese/Australian artist Atong Atem presents a new body of work at MARS Gallery. Her practice explores migrant narratives, postcolonial practices in the African diaspora, and concepts of identity, home, and liminal space.

Monstera Obliqua uses photographic portraits, archival images and floral scans in sculptural, woven and collage forms. These works indirectly ask how we relate to our present and past, and what we choose to weave to create our concept of self.

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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