I am here, You are there, I miss you
Commissioned by Arts House for Refuge 2021
21 April – 6 September
North Melbourne Town Hall
This 6-panel window commission by writer and artist Neika Lehman reflects on the past 12 months. What intimate feelings were shared between people in Melbourne, and what were felt but not quite spoken?
What did we notice for the first time in lives restricted to 5km? The colour of the soil beneath our homes, or the direction of the sea? When it seems like everyone is missing, we can remind ourselves there is always ancient land.
Made in collaboration with graphic designer Lloyd Collins, new work creates a sense of distant but familiar feelings for those walking past.
“Drawing on a life limited to the 5km radius, this work encourages passersby to reflect on what we noticed for the first time in our newly restricted lives.” – Neika Lehman, 2021.
About Neika Lehman
Supported by – Arts House is a key program of the City of Melbourne, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Image – Neika Lehman and Lloyd Collins