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 rituals, found in film, form a component of their investigation.
The Collective recently exhibited at Paper Mountain, Perth and Seventh Gallery, Melbourne.
Aaron Prior and Hannah Purvey-Tyrer met while studying at École Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Dijon, France in 2012, after recognising common foundations and connections in their creative practices. They live and work in Perth, WA