23 Nov to 15 Dec 2018

A Warm Glow to Remember is a physical manifestation of Yumemi Hiraki’s personal relationship to heritage and tradition. This body of work explores the invisible ties and unraveling threads that anchor and contest her longing for the cultural past that is heavy but is slipping away. This process brought Hiraki face to face with the burden and guilt of shedding a part of country and culture. Wherever she is, there is always a gap, a threshold, a barrier that slowly seeps into space…

Engulfed in the flame of it all, she reached a kind of turning point, one at which this private conversation may emerge. Perhaps, being in this gap, letting things be as they are, is okay. Although transformed, history remains present, and you will always be the residue of the generations before you.

Yumemi Hiraki is a Melbourne-based artist from Hiroshima, Japan.