here and there (2016-2021)
Digital inkjet print
29cm x 22cm
These works are about finding harmony between two very different places - here, and Bandung, Indonesia where my Father is from. My work is very focused on remembering, and I feel that certain places have the ability to remind me of others. I am interested in the way that we carry experience and memory in our bodies.
Mashara Wachjudy is an Australian-Javanese artist who works predominantly within photography, poetry, sculpture, food and installation. Her practice is informed by considerations and observations of memory, architecture, mythology, tradition and cross-cultural experience where unconventional archives emerge.
Recent exhibitions include 'Always', commissioned by West Space, VIC for PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography; 'such structures might not be predeterminable' organised by Marian Tubbs at Byron School of Art; and ‘Bara’ with Woven Kolektif at Bankstown Arts Centre. Mashara presented her solo exhibition ‘I walked forward to the west’ at Bus Projects in 2017 and has exhibited extensively across New South Wales and Victoria in spaces including Firstdraft, Bus Projects, Casula Powerhouse, Bankstown Arts Centre, Byron School of Art, Seventh Gallery, Cement Fondu, Collingwood Arts Precinct, The Honeymoon Suite, West Space and Verge Gallery as well as internationally at Vermont Centre for Photography (Vermont, USA) and with Ela Projects (Athens, Greece) in Croatia.