|Mother and Daughter, 2011|
Tanya Matas will debut Mother & Daughter at Watt Space from April 20 to May 8. The exhibition is the result of time spent with Maria Petronio and her daughter Sonia who immigrated to Australia from Italy in the 1950s. The Petronios were resident at a former migrant camp in Mayfield, now the site of a Telstra depot. The black and white photographs illustrate family bonds and the personal effect government assimilation programs can have on people and their communities.