Welcome Home - Exploring changing perceptions of the domestic
The artworks in this exhibition are created and curated by young artists and curators between the age of 16-25 with support from the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, UK. These works explore our sense of place, particularly what we mean by the word ‘home'. A home can be a domestic dwelling, an individual place of comfort, surrounded by family but also a bigger physical entity - a town, a country across borders and seas or our collective home: planet Earth. As well as a material space home can be an abstract one, a location in our mind.
During the Covid-19 pandemic people around the world were instructed to stay at home and our lives changed. Our relationship to our home altered,even though our homes may not have physically changed. The place of solace and familiarity became one of confinement and we yearned for the unattainable outside world, all the while knowing we were helping to stop the spread of the virus. As life returns to a version of normality, as education, social gatherings and workplaces reopen, we should ask ourselves will our homes return to normal too?