Tammy Wong Hulbert is an artist, curator and academic based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. As an artist she is interested in the dialogue between cultural spaces and the expanded social role of art. Currently her research focuses on how the arts can have an impact on encouraging a sense of belonging in newly arrived migrant communities, in particular asylum seeker families.
This site gives an overview her art based career, including visual art projects and exhibitions, curated exhibitions, art academic history and arts employment. For more information visit about Tammy visit About page.
Belonging and the Transient City is a project building on my interest in how art can play a role in encouraging inclusive cities and communities. The project emerged from my earlier work in Glenroy, Victoria on the Artists Incubator project. Building on an existing relationship with the Vicseg Asylum Seekers Social Health Group, this project was specifically developed with the Iranian family playgroup, based in the northern suburb of Broadmeadow, Melbourne. The project explores ways in which an art based project, can be developed with newly arrived migrant communities, with the aim of encouraging participation in creativity, through a public outcome. This project explores the overarching theme of belonging in a new urban society, explored through the sharing of culture, themes of mobility, which encourage a rethinking of our relationship with the ever increasingly complex idea of home.
Pictured above are Transient Homes, which formed a part of our event at the Broadmeadows Street Festival event in April, 2016. Objects created by the group, were shared with the audience and these homes were raced by the local community, as a way of creating a participatory event where the social health group and the local community could engage and interact. The project recently appeared in the Hume Leader and also in the Hong Kong and Chinese media. For further information visit the page.
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Belonging and the Transient Home, Melbourne, 2016 (above), Borrowed Memories, exhibited in the HK ID exhibition (header), Japanese Wallpaper, collage, 2004 (side 1), Public Private Habits, Sile, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010 (side 2), Manufactured Affection, glazed stoneware, 2002 (side 3)