Home is a loaded word. It is more than just a place of residence; it is a psychological and emotional connection to a locale, a lifestyle, to everyday experience, to family, and to friends. The complexity and interconnectedness of our understanding of the concept of 'home' is consolidated for Teelah George when she has the opportunity to work away from Perth. Following her residency at the Gunnery in Sydney late in 2015 she was re-energised.
"I started painting over everything because I was so excited about being back in Perth and I felt a kind of urgency to make work. Residencies enable you to see more clearly 'where you are'," she explains and where she was registered as sharp, strong, bright and clear.