Angela Wood, Curator
Ron Wood, Photographer
It’s a pleasure to share one’s memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. Susan Sontag
Memory Box explores how objects are touchstones for memory and history. Each photograph in the exhibition invites the viewer to look inside a memory box, and into a private area in the life of its owner.
Some objects are talismans of luck, while others are about rites of passage, connections with people, places visited, and life-changing events. Since preserving objects is a shared universal experience, the exhibition asks viewers to consider the meaning of the things that they also collect and preserve.
Black-and-white and colour portraits are accompanied by moving narratives.