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February 15

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 17, 2020

Freya Jobbins forthcoming solo exhibition, RETURN, is a deeply personal and honest response to having a son go to war, twice.

Waiting for his safe return and then coping with the aftermath of war, Freya examines “the awareness, acknowledging truths, relationships, mental health issues and, the secretive understanding that bonds and separates people who would kill to protect”.

Freya’s father once said to her; “if you want to win a battle, you put the mothers of the soldiers at the front line with them.” She now knows what he meant by this statement.

Freya’s journey with her son started in Wagga Wagga in 2008 at Kapooka, ending with her son living and working in Oslo Norway with his wife and daughter.

Freya Jobbins is based near Picton, south-west of Sydney. Her work often examines trauma through a unique combination of mediums, such as assemblage works using complex mosaics of doll parts or photomontage incorporating the Japanese technique of Kintsugi.

“I like to disrupt the viewing process with honest aesthetics, I don’t do pretty. I want you to look at my work and have a real response”.

Return will be on exhibition at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from 15 February to 17 May 2020.



Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2560 Australia + Google Map

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