Sharon Okines - 'Kitchenalia Redux'
Wednesday 4 - Sunday 15 October 2017
"Translating vintage op shop treasures through my work constructs my imagined family history. As a migrant child, these are the everyday Kitchenalia I dream belonged in my Grandmothers’ and Great Aunts’ kitchens. Memory, love, loss. Each object feels like an homage to my unknown elders.
Whilst making this series I discovered that my mother actually has some glass pieces that were her mothers, grandmothers and aunts. It wasn’t imagined after all. Friends now share their special pieces and associated memories of their loved ones."