1 / ‘Light in the Darkness 2 / ‘Banksia’
Artist and photographer Mandy Smith is a Barkindji Woman born and raised in Mildura, Victoria. Smith’s practice sees her working across diverse subjects, from intimate portraiture to works that connect with the Australian landscape, capturing the beauty of the bushland and native wildlife near her home.
Light in the Darkness
In this work, Smith creates a mythic form, echoing the delicate balance between the physical and spiritual and speaks to the continuing presence of First Peoples’ history, culture, and knowledge in the Australian landscape.
Banksia hold a special significance for Smith, having been drawn to Australian wildflowers since she was a child. As a rich part of the ecosystem and a vital food source for many species within the bush, Smith’s work celebrates the Banskia and the significance of Country, our connections to each other and our natural world.
‘Light in the Darkness 2 / ‘Banksia’ is part of the Home Art Collection
At Home, we believe in the power of art. The Home Art Collection is created to enrich our spaces and the lives of our residents. Featuring the diverse stories and perspectives of emerging and established Australian artists, the collection includes painting, sculpture, photography, and digital art both commissioned and acquired. Designed to create moments of reflection, beauty, and inspire curiosity and conversation, the Home Art Collection, like a well-curated home, will grow and evolve over time.
Located in some of Melbourne and Sydney’s most desirable neighbourhoods, our expanding portfolio of rental communities gives us a platform to build a unique Australian collection. Developed by Home and our curatorial collaborator Craft, the Home Art Collection will be supported by a dynamic in-building art program that will include artist talks, events, masterclasses, and workshops.