The Welcome Collective employ sculpture, installation and video to explore themes of community, the family and the domestic. Probing notions of home, collective memory and utopia, the collective create artefacts for social interaction. Beginning with found and raw materials such as concrete and clay, they explore the tactile and communal sensations of shared domestic rituals such as drinking tea. The documentation of domestic life, found in film, form an important component of their investigation
"It is the delicacy and uncommon, homely joy that is ascribed to these objects made of concrete that brings home its strongest points, that concrete jungles, in which we all live, may eventually become just that – an ecosystem, diversified, a great, living rainforest made of concrete and metal and glass. There is no hope of going backwards, this is certain, but how we will go forwards could perhaps use some thought".
SENSIBLE PERTH 2015