The healing power of art - Museo Italiano

A new exhibition explores the migrant experience in a series of beautiful paintings and stories by Melbourne resident Rosa Agostinelli.

The new exhibition entitled ‘Memory, fantasy and the healing power of art’, tells the story of Rosa’s life from her childhood in a small Italian village to her new life as a migrant to Australia and becoming a mother in Northcote, Melbourne.

Family life in the rugged mountain Italian village of Pacentro from the mid-1930s through the turbulent war years to 1954 is glimpsed in a series of paintings that recreate street scenes and simple interiors. Each artwork is accompanied by beautiful handwritten text which elaborates on the artwork with a thought-provoking reflection on both the migrant experience and the world today.

‘Memory, fantasy and the healing power of art’ is at the Museo Italiano until Friday 3 June.

The Museo Italiano is open Tuesdays 10.00am to 8.45pm, Wednesday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Saturdays 12.00pm to 5.00pm.

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